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Antibiotic Stewardship: Updates and Opportunities to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
November 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
In this session, Josh Ohrtman, PharmD, discussed antibiotic stewardship and the CDC’s core elements and explained why appropriate use of antibiotics is important. Ohrtman also outlined barriers to antibiotic stewardship and provided resources and opportunities for reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
Speaker: Josh Ohrtman, PharmD | Medicine Shoppe; Rapid City, SD
Ohrtman is a clinical services pharmacist and pharmacy consultant for The Medicine Shoppe in Rapid City. He serves as Network Director for the South Dakota Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN SD) and has united community pharmacies across SD to increase quality, offer enhanced services that benefit patients, and improve healthcare in SD. Josh has formed partnerships with South Dakota Department of Health, South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, and South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. He is also involved in several projects to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in South Dakota and serves as an antibiotic stewardship lead for the South Dakota Foundation of Medical Care.