CDC ANA Webinar about Nurses’ Roles in Antibiotic Stewardship
December 5, 2017: Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses Role in Antibiotic Stewardship
Featured Speakers: Barbara A. S. Gilbert, MSN, RN, CIC – Infection Prevention Nurse; Chris Shakula, RN, MS, CNS-BC, CIC – Infection Preventionist; and Trisha Mims, RN, MBA, HCM – Director of Programs and Education
The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of those infections. As the most trusted profession that spends that most time with patients, the nurses’ presence and leadership in developing antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) is essential.
This webinar will use the ANA and CDC white paper as the framework to describe the problem of antibiotics resistance, embrace the nurses expanded role in hospital ASPs and describe key reasons for nurse leaders to be engaged with antimicrobial stewardship.