Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship: Key Considerations for Reducing HAIs and SSIs

Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship: Key Considerations for Reducing HAIs and SSIs

Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship: Key Considerations for Reducing HAIs and SSIs

Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship: Key Considerations for Reducing HAIs and SSIs

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This course explores the growing problem of antibiotic resistance,and the key considerations for ambulatory care centers (ASCs) must integrate into the care and services they provide toreduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) and support the appropriate use of antibiotics.

COURSE INFORMATION

-1 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-01-16Updated 2020-01-16

Course Objectives

  • Identify the general causes of antibiotic resistance and the risk it poses to surgical patients.
  • Summarize the CDC’s updated guidelines for preventing surgical site infectionsorSSIs and how they are bringing change to perioperative nursing practices.
  • Explain the main risk factors for SSIs and the strategies for mitigating them to improve patient outcomes.
  • Determine the benefits of conducting a risk assessment for SSIs and antibiotic usage that will identify key areas for collaboration and communication improvement.
  • Provide patients and their families/caregivers with educational information to identify and report SSIs and understand the appropriate and inappropriate use of antibiotics.

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