nursing home setting

Up to 70 percent of nursing home residents receive an antibiotic during a year and up to 75 percent of antibiotics are prescribed incorrectly.¹

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized a new rule that will require nursing homes to have an antibiotic stewardship program. Join adult infectious disease doctor, Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, a medical officer with CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship for a discussion of CDC’s Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes.


Upon completion of the WebEx, participants will be able to:

  1. Highlight the importance of antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes and in new regulations
  2. Define the core elements of antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes
  3. Discuss actions that can be taken to promote stewardship activities


Dr. Sarah KabbaniSarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, is an adult infectious disease physician and a medical officer in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kabbani completed her internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Michigan. After working as an academic hospitalist for two years at Beaumont Health System, she joined Emory University in 2011 for her post-doctoral infectious disease fellowship. During her fellowship, she completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory working with population surveillance data.

Dr. Kabbani was awarded an NIH T32 training grant in vaccinology. In 2016, she joined the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship as a medical officer, where her areas of concentration include older adult and long-term care antibiotic stewardship.


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