Antimicrobial Stewardship

VCMC: Antimicrobial Stewardship for Hospitalists

Objectives

  • Review scope of problem with MRSA, ESBL, and VRE
  • Discuss current regulatory environment
  • Review Clostridium difficileInfection (CDI)
  • Describe resources ofVCMC/SPH Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and forthcoming implementation tools
  • Discuss stewardship goals and implementation challenges

Stanford medical center has two excellent online CME courses, one for inpatient best practices and one for outpatient prescribing.

IDSA Position Paper: Why IDSA Did Not Endorse the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines

And some perspective: IDSA and SCCM Sepsis Guidelines Controversy: An Expert Perspective

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