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NMC Grand Rounds: Antibiotic Stewardship – The Fierce Urgency of Now
September 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDTFree
presented by Stanley Deresinski, MD
Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed classes of drugs and it is estimated that approximately 50% of antibiotic use, in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, is inappropriate. At the same time, in contrast to any other class of drugs, every antibiotic use has a potential public health consequence – inappropriate use may not harm only the individual patient, but contributes to societal harm by exerting an unnecessary selective pressure that may lead to antibiotic resistance among bacteria. Emerging antimicrobial resistance is as big and difficult a challenge as is climate change. Prescribers must consider this in their antibiotic prescribing practices.
- Demonstrate motivation to address antimicrobial resistance through action.
- Discuss the issue of antimicrobial resistance with patients, colleagues and the public.
- Integrate Best Practices of antimicrobial therapy into practice.