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WEBINAR: The Trials and Tribulations of Successfully Completing the Tracking and Reporting Core Element
February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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The tracking and reporting Core Element on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Facility Checklist asks clinicians to monitor and track at least one aspect of antibiotic prescribing within their care sites. This continues to pose the biggest challenge of all four Core Elements across the nation, despite being an essential aspect in changing clinician prescribing behavior. The New England QIN-QIO hopes you were able to join the webinar, The Trials and Tribulations of Successfully Completing the Tracking and Reporting Core Element, that was held on Thursday, February 21. This presentation provided an overview of how one physician practice group operationalized tracking and reporting within their organization.
- examine RIPCPC’s (Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corporation) antibiotic stewardship journey;
- explain a successful approach to tracking and reporting data, and
- discuss clinician and pharmacist challenges to outpatient antimicrobial stewardship.
More About our Speakers
Diana Mercurio, BS, RPH, CDE, CDOE, CVDOE is an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist for the Integra network with over 40 years of experience. Prior to her role at Integra, she was employed by Prospect Charter Care, initially in the pharmacy department as a clinical pharmacist and then as a member of the Performance Improvement/Quality team as the stroke coordinator and diabetes clinical manager. She is board as a Diabetes Educator and a Cardiovascular Disease Educator. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy. She was recently appointed to the American Health Council’s Industry Board. She is certified in Medication Therapy Management and has competed certification courses in anticoagulation, pain management, stroke management heart failure. She has served as Chairman of the CDOE Board as well Chairman of the CDOE Exam and Policy Committees and has been a member of the CDOE and AADE continuing education committees. Diana Mercurio is a fellow with the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center for certification in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics and a preceptor to APPE students. She loves to teach and is passionate about mentoring pharmacy students and young pharmacists. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island and enjoys spending time with her family, particularly her granddaughter and her dog, Milo, who never says no to a long walk.
Stacey Ranucci, BSPharm, BCGP, CDE, CDOE serves as a clinical pharmacist for the Interga network in the ambulatory care space and as the clinical geriatric consultant pharmacist for Triad Health Care.in Rhode Island. She has nearly 20 years of experience in geriatrics. She is board certified in geriatric pharmacy as well as board certified as a Diabetes Educator. She is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy and is the current chairperson of the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Board of Pharmacy. She is certified in Medication Therapy Management and Immunization. Stacey Ranucci is a fellow with the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center for certification in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics and a preceptor to APPE students as well as PGY1 residents affiliated with Kent Hospital in Warwick, Rhode Island. She is a current member of the Rhode Island Department of Health Antibiotic Stewardship & Environmental Cleaning Task Force and is the past-chair of the Education Advisory Committee & the Antibiotic Stewardship Taskforce with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Previous to her role at Integra, she worked as a Consultant Pharmacist in long term care for 15 years as well as in the community. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 and enjoys spending time at the beach and with her family outside of the pharmacy profession.