Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable and other medical advances possible. Like all medications, antibiotics have serious side effects, including adverse drug reactions and misuse, resulting in the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. Improving the use of antibiotics is an important patient safety and public health issue, as well as a national priority.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed significant changes to the infection control standards compliance worksheets that the CMS and The Joint Commission use to score hospitals, including a new requirement to have an antibiotic stewardship program. The MHA Health Foundation webinar CMS Interpretive Guidelines on Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Program will examine:
- Infection control programs that meet standards of the CMS and The Joint Commission
- How to accurately complete CMS infection control worksheets
- Mandatory infection control education that all healthcare professionals must participate in
- Details surrounding the use of clean needles and syringes included in the CMS memo regarding safe injection practices
- Updated procedures for cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing reusable medical devices
Meet Your Faculty
Sue Dill Calloway, RN, MSN, JD, is a professional speaker and consultant and is president of Patient Safety and Health Care Education and Consulting, Dublin, OH. She is nationally known for her work in healthcare law, risk management and patient safety.
Who Should Attend
Chief medical and nurse officers; directors of inpatient and outpatient services; directors of patient safety quality improvement; medical directors; quality and risk management directors; nurse managers
$195 per MHA member; $295 for non-MHA members
Members are encouraged to register by noon, May 8, 2017.
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