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What's Happening with Antibiotic Use in LTC?


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What's Happening with Antibiotic Use in LTC?

Assisted Living * Skilled Nursing

March 26, 2020

Live Webinar

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

1 CE for Nurses, NHA and CEAL

Participants will learn that developing an antibiotic stewardship program will promote appropriate use of antibiotics, improve patient outcomes, reduce microbial resistance, and decrease spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms. The presentation describes current practice, complications that can result including barriers to change, and opportunities to develop strategies for monitoring and implementing changes to antibiotic use.

* Learn to use the infection criteria definitions to gather needed data for the physician to determine the most appropriate treatment
* Learn to participate in the resident's plan of care with goal to decrease the unnecessary use of antibiotics and complications that follow
* Learn to discuss the importance of an antibiotic stewardship program.
March 26, 2020
Live Webinar
2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Have a conflict the day or time of the call or just want other shifts to be able to hear the program? This program is being recorded and a cd-rom along with the handouts is available for purchase. CEUs are not available for listening to the CD.
Cathy Knopf, Risk Management Solutions

Cathy is a risk management consultant for Risk Management Solutions. She manages an established senior living book of business in order to assist customers in minimizing exposure to professional liability lawsuits. She is responsible for scheduling risk management activities with assigned clients that include clinical and environmental risk assessments, education, mentoring, quick response review, action plan assistance, mock survey including survey preparedness, consulting services, and high-risk chart reviews among others. She served as a director of nursing for nearly 10 years, and has over 30 years of experience in the senior health care setting. She is a Resident Assessment Coordinator - Certified (RAC-CT) by American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). She has presented educations regarding best risk management practices to professional organizations. Cathy continues to perform facility risk assessments, manage educational unit, conduct continuing education activity presentations, assist with pre-litigation management activities, and action plan development.

CEs & Other Education Requirements:

1 CE is available for Nurses, NHA and CEAL.
How much does it cost?

Facilities will pay one low fee for an unlimited number of participants. However, the number and access code is valid only for one phone line/computer at the location registered with the Association. Any additional phone connections calling in will be billed the individual session registration fee.

Registration Fees:

$55 (prior to 03/12/2020)
$75 (03/12/2020 and after)

$130 (prior to 03/12/2020)
$175 (03/12/2020 and after)

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