The Importance of Antibiotic Stewardship for Long-Term Care Facilities

The Importance of Antibiotic Stewardship for Long-Term Care Facilities

The Importance of Antibiotic Stewardship for Long-Term Care Facilities

The Importance of Antibiotic Stewardship for Long-Term Care Facilities

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The Importance of Antibiotic Stewardship for Long-Term Care Facilities course will define antibiotic stewardship and discuss why an antibiotic stewardship program is necessary for patients receiving long-term care. This course will also review statistics regarding antibiotic usage and the development of antibiotic resistant organisms in elderly patients and will evaluate evidenced based guidelines for implementing an antibiotic stewardship program.

COURSE INFORMATION

45 hrsValid for 12 monthsCreated 2019-11-06Updated 2019-11-06

Course Objectives

  • Explain why an antibiotic stewardship program is necessary for long-term care facilities.
  • Understand why healthcare providers must be good stewards of antibiotic usage when treating elderly patients.
  • Describe the components of an antibiotic stewardship program.
  • Distinguish the role of different components in an antibiotic stewardship program.

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