In May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and others, released new data showing that at least 30 percent of all prescriptions written in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms are completely unnecessary.
Join pediatrician and pediatric emergency medicine doctor Katherine Fleming-Dutra, M.D., medical epidemiologist with CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, for a detailed explanation of these findings and an update on Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2016.
Practice managers, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, emergency department staff, quality improvement managers, ambulatory surgery center staff, health information management professionals and others.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
- Understand the importance of outpatient antibiotic stewardship in combatting antibiotic resistance and reducing preventable adverse events from antibiotics
- Understand the extent of and most common diagnoses leading to antibiotic overuse in outpatient settings in the United States
Katherine Fleming-Dutra, MD is a pediatric emergency physician and a medical epidemiologist with Office of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Fleming-Dutra trained in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
In 2010, Dr. Fleming-Dutra came to CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, assigned to the Respiratory Diseases Branch in the Division of Bacterial Diseases, where she investigated outbreaks of bacterial respiratory diseases. After completing a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Emory University, Dr. Fleming-Dutra returned to CDC in 2015 as a medical epidemiologist in the Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program. As a medical epidemiologist in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, her areas of concentration include outpatient and pediatric antibiotic stewardship.
This event was brought to you by the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network