Join staff from Great Plains Quality Innovation Network as we host our Community Antibiotic Stewardship Hot Topic: Urinary Tract Infections in Post-Acute Patients and Long-Term Care Residents. During this call, there will be a 30-minute presentation, providing management tips for healthcare providers working in acute care hospitals, outpatient settings and long-term care facilities.
The presenter will describe the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections and offer a brief overview of antibiograms and cultures. He will also highlight the important role physicians and healthcare providers play in all settings. This information will help attendees better understand the dynamics of patients in the nursing home setting to improve diagnosis and treatment.
Following the presentation, there will be time for open discussion.
All healthcare providers in acute care, outpatient settings and long term care.
- Describe the signs and symptoms associated with urinary tract infections
- Understand the step wise approach to manage residents of long-term care facilities with suspected urinary tract infections
- Recognize the need of care coordination among different health care settings when managing residents of post-acute and long-term care facilities.
Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS
Dr. Ashraf is the medical director for the Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP). He is also the co-medical director of the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP), as well an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Ashraf is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Infectious Diseases. His clinical and research interests include infections in the elderly, and infection control plus antimicrobial stewardship in long-term care facilities.
Dr. Muhammad Ashraf has been a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology (SHEA) Long-Term Care Special Interest Group since 2009. As a member of this group, he contributed in revising the infection surveillance definitions (McGeer Criteria) for long-term care facilities. He has also been an active member of the Infection Control Subcommittee of AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine since 2013. In addition, he is currently a member of the Advisory Panel for the SHEA/CDC Outbreak Response Training Program and SHEA Education Committee.
Dr. Ashraf believes that infection control and antimicrobial stewardship programs need to be developed and tailored for the specific challenges of different healthcare settings. As a team leader of Nebraska ICAP and Nebraska ASAP, Dr. Ashraf is working to help expand Nebraska’s infection control infrastructure and promote optimal antibiotic use in the state.
Nadyne Hagmeier, RN
Quality Improvement Consultant
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