Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Hospital Opportunity

In the November 2013 white paper, “Appropriate Use of Medical Resources,” the AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum identified a “top five” list of hospital-based procedures or interventions that warrant deeper review and discussion by patients and physicians. One of the five, appropriate antimicrobial stewardship, is the topic of our next webinar. Please join Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA, CAPT USPHS, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, and Medical Director, Get Smart for Healthcare, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to hear an overview of the clinical evidence supporting antimicrobial stewardship programs and the CDC’s core elements in developing a hospital antimicrobial stewardship program.

Also joining the call will be Howard S. Gold, MD, Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship, Silverman Institute for Health Care Quality and Safety, and Division of Infectious Diseases, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who will share his hospital’s perspective on implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program, including their successes, opportunities for improvement, and lessons learned along the way.