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PEDIATRICS Grand Rounds: Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Adult and Pediatric Patient
February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST
Presented By: Thomas C. Cesario, MD
Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat to human health regardless of age or geography, and the most rapidly modifiable cause for antimicrobial resistance is antimicrobial use. In the United States, 1287 antibiotic prescriptions are written for every 1000 children 0 to 2 years of age annually, up to half of which are inappropriately prescribed or completely unnecessary. Antimicrobial exposure is not benign and may result in far-reaching and lifelong ramifications for child health and development, including risks of adverse drug events, Clostridium difficile infection, and long-term risks for developing obesity.
- Recognize the problem of resistance
- Describe how antibiotic use affects resistance
- Assess the impact of prudent antibiotic use
- Recite the components of the Antimicrobial Stewardship program