Webcast Teaches About Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Webcast Teaches About Antimicrobial Resistance and Antibiotic Stewardship. Antibiotic overuse and misuse is fertilizer for antimicrobial resistance and there are specific steps that all of us can take to prescribe antibiotics more judiciously and to slow the emergence of drug-resistant pathogens. Here to tell us what we can do to better protect our patients from antimicrobial resistance are two experts on the subject from the Ohio State University. Erica Reed is a PharmD and the Lead Specialty Practice Pharmacist for Infectious Diseases. And Dr. Sydney Agnello is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Infectious Disease and is the lead for ambulatory antimicrobial stewardship at OSU.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Discuss factors contributing to and the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Understand the core elements of outpatient antimicrobial stewardship
  • Utilize resources to implement antimicrobial stewardship practices in your clinical setting

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and urinary track infections
  • Antiviral drug resistance
  • Antifungal drug resistance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship and cellulitis
  • The role of the outpatient pharmacist in antimicrobial stewardship

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