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. In addition, they are at risk for 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 and is 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 for hospital antibiotic stewardship programs. The MHA Health Foundation webinar “The CMS Hospital Infection Control Worksheet, Proposed Changes 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
- Details surrounding the use of clean needles and syringes that were included in the CMS memo regarding safe injection practices
- Updated procedures for hand hygiene tracer
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 nursing 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 16, 2018.