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WEBINAR – The ABCs of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs)
September 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Maine Quality Counts presented the webinar, The ABCs of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, to discuss how to develop an ASP for in a hospital, ambulatory center or walk-in-clinic. Representatives from Penobscot Community Health Care, Eastern Maine Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital shared their experiences and best practices on ways to:
- Reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics for bronchitis and upper respiratory infections
- Raise awareness among health care providers about the dangers of overprescribing antibiotics
- Help patients gain greater understanding about the dangers of overuse of antibiotics
- Create individualized feedback reports for providers that have been shown to reduce variation and improve appropriate prescribing of antibiotics