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2019 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

Friday, May 31 Beardmore Event Center of Bellevue

Infections of the urinary tract, respiratory tract and skin and soft-tissues are the most common infectious conditions affecting patients across diverse healthcare settings. Unfortunately, inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for these infections is common and can result in sub-optimal patient outcomes, the development of antimicrobial resistance, and serious adverse reactions such as Clostridioides difficile infection.

This summit is designed to apply the principles of antimicrobial stewardship to the management of these common infections with a goal of promoting facility-wide incorporation and improved antimicrobial use and patient outcomes. Strategies to support implementing these best practices will also be discussed. There will be opportunities to network with organizations and colleagues who can help facilities in developing or improving their stewardship programs.

Target Audiences:

Outpatient facilities and acute care hospitals: Family medicine providers, internal medicine providers, ambulatory care providers, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, medical directors, quality program leaders and all other healthcare workers interested in improving the management of common infections through incorporation of antimicrobial stewardship principles.

Post-acute and long-term facilities: Long-term care providers, medical directors, infection preventionists, nurses, consultant pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, directors of nursing, quality program leaders and all other healthcare workers interested in improving the management of common infections through incorporation of antimicrobial stewardship principles.

Summit Objectives:

At the conclusion of the summit, participants should be better able to:

  1. Outline current management strategies for common infections encountered in outpatient, inpatient and long-term care facilities
  2. Explain how antibiotic stewardship can help healthcare facilities and practitioners improve management of common infections
  3. Describe how to utilize antibiotic stewardship tools to promote appropriate management of these common infection

Deadline to register is May 17, 2019 – Register Today!

Learn more: 2019 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

“It is an honor to partner with the experts at Nebraska ASAP and ICAP. Through our work to help organizations implement an antibiotic stewardship program across the healthcare continuum, they have been an invaluable partner. The tools, resources and expertise they provide complement our work by helping to equip healthcare professionals so they can be successful in the implementation of these programs. We look forward to the 2019 Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit; it will again be an excellent day of learning and networking,” shared Alissa Wood, RN, BSN; Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Advisor.