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WEBINAR: Antibiotic Stewardship in Urgent Care Part 2 – Easing the Pain for Clinicians and Patients

December 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Unnecessary and inappropriate antibiotic prescribing have led to the current state of multiple-resistant organisms and decreasing choices for the empiric treatment of common infections in the outpatient setting. Clinicians may perceive many potential challenges – the time involved, patients not being satisfied, poorer clinical outcomes – to the change in practice which will be required to reverse current prescribing practices.

We hope you were able to join the New England Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), in collaboration with the Urgent Care Association (UCA), for Part Two of the Antibiotic Stewardship in Urgent Care webinar, Easing the Pain for Clinicians and Patients. We reviewed data and strategies to help clinicians meet those challenges and become better stewards of these important medications.

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants can now:

  • describe the impact that inappropriate prescribing has had on clinician’s current ability to treat common infections commonly cared for in urgent care and other acute care settings (primary care office, emergency department);
  • access clinical resources to guide appropriate prescribing on an ongoing basis;
  • employ available tools and techniques to improve prescribing practices in oneself and colleagues;
  • inform patients about the harms of antibiotic use in a balanced fashion; and
  • implement strategies to help patients better accept a decision to forgo antibiotics.
  • More About our Speakers

    Joseph Toscano, MD received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1989 and trained in internal medicine at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. He has worked in the areas of emergency medicine and urgent care for over twenty years. He has been an attending emergency physician at San Ramon Regional Medical Center in San Ramon, California since 1999 and is currently Chief of the department. Dr. Toscano has worked in Urgent Care since 2005 and was previously a partner and corporate medical director for Pinnacle Medical Group, which operated five urgent care clinics in California and Arizona. In addition to caring for patients, he is senior research editor for Emergency Medicine Practice, a monthly, evidence-based, emergency medicine CME publication. He is a member of the editorial boards for the journals, Emergency Medicine and the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, and develops and reviews continuing medical education material in urgent care and emergency medicine for a variety of other publications and organizations. He has been an active member of the Urgent Care Association of America (now called the Urgent Care Association) since 2005, has presented clinical topics at many educational conferences and is currently the clinical content coordinator for UCA. He is a founding board member of both the Urgent Care College of Physicians (now called the College of Urgent Care Medicine) and the Board of Certification in Urgent Care Medicine under ABPS.

    Continuing Education

    The Connecticut Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacists in attendance who complete an on-line evaluation can receive up to 1 contact hour of credit. Knowledge based activity: 0106-9999-18-078-L05-P


    December 11, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Event Category:


    Online Event


    New England QIN-QIO Antibiotic Stewardship Team
    Urgent Care Association