Effective Nov. 28, 2017, all Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing homes must have an antibiotic stewardship program that includes antibiotic-use protocols and a system to monitor antibiotic use as part of their infection prevention and control program (IPCP), according to §483.80 (Infection Control) of the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, surveyors are now assessing compliance with this new requirement of participation under F-tag 881 during the Infection Control Facility Task, which is a mandatory part of the new survey process.
This course addresses the rationale and protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to include the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Protocol for Urinary Tract Infection Events for LTC facilities and systems for tracking antibiotic resistance data. Supportive recommendations are also included for the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee for implementation and education systems.
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- What facts do we know about antibiotic use and infection rates in LTC?
- Factors of Aging Affects Response to Drugs
- Antibiotic Resistance
- The Antibiotic Stewardship Committee
- Antibiotic Use Protocols
- The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
- Protocol for Urinary Tract Infection Events for LTC facilities
- Antibiotic Resistance Data and Antibiograms
- Managing Antibiotics for UTIs and Pneumonia
- Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Program
- Antibiotic Time-Out
- Education systems
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on protocols to effectively implement their facility's antibiotic stewardship program.
- List the facts and consequences of incorrectly prescribed antibiotics in U.S. nursing homes
- Identify the role of the Antibiotic Stewardship Committee
- Cite the recommended protocols for monitoring antibiotic use
- Identify the recommended targets of implementation for a successful antibiotic stewardship program
- List examples of education about antibiotic stewardship that should be provided for healthcare staff, residents and families
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Contact Hours: 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator, Respiratory Therapist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Financial – Lisa Milliken is employed by Select Rehabilitation and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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