November 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Jean Roland

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Presentation Handout: The basics of antimicrobial stewardship getting started

The first program in this two-part antimicrobial stewardship series will focus on background and general concepts driving the need for antimicrobial stewardship and how to get started developing a stewardship program in various healthcare settings. We will review the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) core elements for antimicrobial stewardship programs. We will also discuss The Joint Commission (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) antimicrobial stewardship standards. Finally, we will identify key steps and barriers to getting started in establishing an effective and functional antimicrobial stewardship program in your institution.


  • Describe the scope and impact of inappropriate antibiotic use
  • Outline the positive impacts of antimicrobial stewardship programs
  • Review the CDC’s core elements of an antimicrobial stewardship program
  • Discuss regulatory requirements for antimicrobial stewardship (e.g., TJC, CMS, etc.)
  • Identify key steps in getting an effective antimicrobial stewardship program started in your facility

Intended Audience

This event is intended for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, infection preventionists, and anyone with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship program development/implementation.


Sara Nausheen MD
Internist/Infectious Disease Physician
Altru Health System, Grand Forks, ND

Kevin Kern, PharmD
Clinical Coordinator, Department of Pharmacy
Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND

Continuing Education


This event has been approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours through the North Dakota Board of Nursing.


ACEP(0.1 CEU) Application Based
UAN: 0047-9999-16-035-L01-P

North Dakota State University College of Health Professions, School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

 Attendance at the session and completion of the online evaluation are required to receive CE credit.

 Pharmacy professionals can now obtain CE statements of credit on the CPE Monitor website.