We are pleased to present this segment of our no-cost educational program series for Long Term Care Facilities entitled: Navigating Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care. Hosted by the New England QIN-QIO in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), this virtual series features presentations from Shira Doron, MD, Kirthana Beaulac, PharmD, and Gabriela Andujar Vazquez, MD, Antimicrobial Stewardship specialists at Tufts Medical Center.
We would like to invite you to participate in the eighth session, How to Get an A on Your report Card: Prevention and Management of C. difficile and Other Healthcare Associated Infections, on Tuesday, September 11th, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.
- Review factors that predispose residents to C. difficile
- Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies to prevent C. difficile occurrences or recurrences
- Explain reporting strategies for UTIs and their utility
- Summarize appropriate use of contact precautions
More About our Speakers
Shira Doron, MD, FIDSA is a physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Tufts Medical Center. She has been the physician head of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program there since 2005 and is also the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist.
Kirthana Beaulac, PharmD, BCPS is the pharmacist head of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program at Tufts Medical Center, as well as the Infectious Diseases Pharmacist for the institution.
|Infection Control: Surveillance and Monitoring|
|Introduction to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long Term Care: What is Antimicrobial Stewardship and Why is it Important?|
|Antimicrobial Stewardship: Strategies for Implementation|
|Session 4 - April 3||Infection Control: Prevention|
|Approach to the Patient with Suspected UTI|
|Infection Control: Management (Case Scenarios)|
|Antibiotic Selection, De-Escalation, and Duration|
|Session 8 - September 11||How to Get an A on Your Report Card: Prevention and Management of C. difficile and Other Healthcare Associated Infections|
|Session 9 - October 10||Measure Your Success: Monitoring and Tracking Data|