Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance on the Sepsis Alliance Institute

Because antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing threat to sepsis prevention and treatment- and because antimicrobial stewardship can help curb the proliferation of drug-resistant "superbugs"- it remains a central consideration for providers treating patients with sepsis. 

We're committed to equipping members of our provider community with up-to-date expert information so that they can tackle the most pressing clinical issues they face. Below, find Sepsis Alliance Institute courses focused on prevention of AMR through better antimicrobial stewardship in clinical practice. 

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship and Management of Sepsis: Two Sides of the Same Coin

This course was originally presented on 12/17/20 by Nikunj Vyas, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacist/ Infectious Diseases, Jefferson Health- New Jersey

In an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance, there is a need for greater alignment between sepsis and antimicrobial stewardship. This presentation describes the role of antimicrobial stewardship in management of sepsis and highlights areas of opportunity to improve patient outcomes. 

Nurses, claim 1.60 RN CE Contact Hours for this course!

 

Empowering Antibiotic Stewardship: Understanding the Use of Procalcitonin

This webinar was originally presented on 1/16/20 by Mike Broyles, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy and Laboratory Services, St. Bernard's Five Rivers 

This webinar reinforces better antibiotic use and provides strategies to better utilize the biomarker Procalcitonin. Presenter Mike Broyles review the pathophysiology and kinetics and discusses application in case studies to demonstrate best use guidelines. 

Nurses, claim 1.70 RN CE Contact Hours for this course! 

 

Antibiotic Stewardship and Sepsis: A Balancing Act

This course was originally presented on 12/19/19 by George Sakoulas, MD, Infectious Diseases Clinician, Sharp Memorial Hospital; Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This webinar presents an overview of antibiotic stewardship and recent research regarding antibiotic treatments and sepsis care. The presenters discuss strategies to prevent antibiotic resistance and provide optimal care for sepsis patients, and review the CDC's latest guidance and new research on antibiotic stewardship. 

Nurses, claim 1.60 RN CE Contact Hours for this course!

 

The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

This webinar was originally presented on 9/24/19 by Valerie Vaughn, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Medical School and Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System

Half of all antibiotic use related to acute hospitalization for infection occurs after hospital discharge, yet most antibiotic stewardship programs don't target prescribing at discharge. This presentation addressed the current state of antibiotic use at discharge and reviews why providers often overprescribe at discharge. With better understanding of this issue, we can improve patient outcomes during care transitions. 

Nurses, claim 1.60 RN CE Contact Hours for this course!

 

The Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit

The Healthcare-Associated Infection Mini-Summit, originally presented on December 10, 2020, offers a half-day clinical program on HAIs, including discussion of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship. Session topics include healthcare- associated pneumonia, clostridium difficile infection, and surgical site infections. 

Nurses, claim 3.00 RN CE Contact Hours for this course!

 

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