Live Webinar - Antibiotic Stewardship and Sepsis: A Balancing Act (2019 Update)

December 19, 2019

Webinar Description

This webinar will present an overview of antibiotic stewardship and recent research regarding antibiotic treatments and sepsis care. Strategies to prevent antibiotic resistance and provide optimal care for sepsis patients will be discussed. The CDC's latest guidance and new research on antibiotic stewardship will be presented. Antibiotic stewardship program experience in hospital settings will be shared.

Dr. George Sakoulas, MD, Infectious Diseases Clinician at Sharp Memorial Hospital and Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Sepsis Alliance invite you to this upcoming live webinar, Antibiotic Stewardship and Sepsis: A Balancing Act.

Target Audience

Nurses, physician assistants, physicians, emergency responders, physical therapists, patient care assistants, and other healthcare staff

Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the learner should be able to:

  • Define antibiotic stewardship.
  • Restate the role of de-escalation of antibiotics after sepsis treatment.
  • Identify key challenges related to antibiotic stewardship in care of patients with sepsis.
  • Summarize recent guidelines concerning antibiotic stewardship and sepsis.
  • Describe how to implement an antibiotic stewardship program in a hospital setting.

Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support provided for this Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care webinar series by bioMérieux, Inc., and for this webinar by 410 Medical and BD.

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12/19/2019 - 11:00am
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12/19/2019 - 12:00pm

George Sakoulas, MD

Infectious Diseases Clinician, Sharp Memorial Hospital; Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Dr. Sakoulas earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 1998. From 1998-1999 he served as chief medical resident in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. From 1999 to 2002, he was a fellow in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he developed interests in Gram positive infections. He is an active infectious diseases clinician in the Sharp Healthcare System in San Diego. His academic affiliation is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Host-Microbe Systems and Therapeutics where he is part of the Collaborative to Halt Antibiotic-Resistant Microbes (CHARM).

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, is an adult infectious disease physician in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kabbani completed her internal medicine residency at Wayne State University in Michigan. After working as an academic hospitalist for two years at Beaumont Health System, she joined Emory University in 2011 for her post-doctoral infectious disease fellowship. During her fellowship, she completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at Emory working with population surveillance data and was awarded an NIH T32 training grant in vaccinology. In 2016, Dr. Kabbani joined the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship where her areas of concentration include older adult and long term care antibiotic stewardship.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.2 contact hours.

Other healthcare providers will receive a certificate of attendance for 1.0 contact hours.

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