Past Events: Antibiotic Stewardship

WEBINAR: New England Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Showcase

By attending this webinar, participants can now: explain what a successful outpatient antibiotic stewardship initiative looks like; identify key components that lead to success in developing and sustaining a coordinated outpatient antibiotic stewardship program; and recognize common challenges to implementing outpatient stewardship programs and how to avert them. More About our Speakers   Continuing Education … Continue reading WEBINAR: New England Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Showcase

Roberts Health Center’s Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Success Story IconAs part of their commitment to continually try to achieve the highest standards, the staff at Roberts Health Center continuously monitor and evaluate their procedures to identify and close gaps. Over the past year, they identified an inconsistency in their antibiotic stewardship program. A quality improvement team was assembled, led by the Assistant Director of Nurses with consultation of staff nurses, physician, pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology staff.

WEBINAR: Infection Control: Prevention

By attending this webinar, participants were able to: Discuss the elements that are essential to an infection control policy Outline the key strategies for prevention of device associated infections Review the special steps required to prevent the spread of highly resistant bacteria More About our Speakers All webinars for this series are scheduled on the … Continue reading WEBINAR: Infection Control: Prevention

WEBINAR: “Nudging” Clinicians to Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

At the completion of this activity, the participants are now able to: Identify guiding principles for designing behavioral nudges List results from recent randomized trials of behavioral nudges for physicians More About our Speakers Continuing Education The Connecticut Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing pharmacy education. … Continue reading WEBINAR: “Nudging” Clinicians to Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing

WEBINAR: Making the Numbers Count – Using Your Pharmacy Data to Support Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control

After this webinar, participants can now: Identify how the QIN-QIO is supporting the Nursing Homes with final rule phase two compliance regarding infection control Review the progress of antibiotic stewardship efforts in Maine nursing homes Hear from Maine Veteran’s Home and MVH Pharmacies about their partnership to address Antibiotic Stewardship Discuss the use of pharmacy … Continue reading WEBINAR: Making the Numbers Count – Using Your Pharmacy Data to Support Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control

WEBINAR: A Practical and Effective Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

During this educational session, participants were able to: Discuss the clinical presentation, typical course and microbiology for acute bronchitis in adults. Review the risks of antibiotic overuse. Explain a successful antibiotic stewardship intervention that may be applied to other medical communities. More About our Speaker Continuing Education The Connecticut Pharmacists Association is accredited by the … Continue reading WEBINAR: A Practical and Effective Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative

“Punch-a-Bug” Trivia Game Well Received By Mainers

Maine Punch-a-Bug GameAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2017), “at least 80 million antibiotic prescriptions each year are unnecessary, which makes improving antibiotic prescribing and use a national priority.” To meet this urgency, the New England QIN-QIO Antimicrobial Stewardship Team in Maine developed a more interactive and engaging way to teach healthcare providers and beneficiaries about safe antibiotic prescribing and use.

Pharmacist Receives Patient Safety Award for Outstanding Achievement and Commitment to Antibiotic Stewardship Program Across a Healthcare Network

Dustin Butler, PharmD, Pharmacy Supervisor at NMMCDustin Butler, PharmD, is the Pharmacy Supervisor at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), a 49-bed acute care facility with a six-bed Intensive Care Unit and seven affiliated outpatient offices. Dr. Butler formed and led an Antibiotic Stewardship Committee at NMMC to develop a program to decrease the use of antibiotics, decrease resistance of bacteria to antibiotics, and ultimately improve patient care. A proven visionary, Dr. Butler has accomplished what many of his contemporaries are just beginning to consider. Along with his team, he launched an Antibiotic Stewardship Program in the hospital setting and in several physician practices associated with the hospital. This has resulted in better monitoring and reporting of antibiotic usage trends across NMMC’s healthcare community.