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Overview and Purpose:

This webinar will provide a brief explanation of antibiograms and will delve into their value in acute care, long-term care and outpatient settings. Using antibiograms to support improved antibiotic use in the broader community will also be discussed.

Featured Presenter:

Paul Carson, MD, FACP

Dr. Paul Carson serves as Professor of Practice and Medical Director of the Center for Immunization Research and Education for the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. Dr. Carson is also the Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship at Sanford Health. Dr. Carson received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota in 1986. He is involved in multiple health system and public health committees including most recently with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force for the North Dakota Department of Health and serves as the Department’s Antibiotic Resistance/Antibiotic Stewardship Expert. He has extensive experience in research and grant work as well as authoring and co-authoring many publications.

Target Audience:

This presentation is directed to acute care, long-term care and outpatient settings.


As a result of attending, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe an antibiogram
  2. Identify the value of antibiogram use in various healthcare settings
  3. Relate the benefit of antibiograms to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use
  4. Explore the advantages of healthcare settings working together using antibiograms to support improved health across the community


Brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network, the QIN-QIO serving Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota in partnership with the QIN-QIOs serving Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming.