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Engage Your Patients in Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Engage Your Patients in Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Engage Your Patients in Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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Launch date: 02 Oct 2018
Expiry Date: 01 Oct 2020

Last updated: 02 Oct 2018

Reference: 191729

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A review of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) core elements of antibiotic stewardship and how it relates to the use of antibiotics in the dialysis facility. Looking at the set of commitments and actions designed to "optimize the treatment of infections while reducing the adverse events associated with antibiotic use." Practical ways that dialysis facilities and staff can initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship to involve patients.

Objectives

Describe and discuss the definition of antibiotic stewardship.
• Effort to measure and improve antibiotic prescribing by clinicians and use by patients.
• Ensure that the right drug, dose, and duration are selected when antibiotic is needed.
• Maximize the benefit of antibiotic treatment while minimizing the harm to individuals and communities.
List at least 3 ways healthcare providers can help improve antibiotic use.
• Follow clinical guidelines
• Review antibiotic therapy 48-72 hours after started – change orders as needed.
• Watch for sepsis and start antibiotics immediately
• Place written commitment supporting antibiotic use in exam rooms – patient communication
• Discuss with patients about when antibiotics are not needed
• Talk to patient’s about ways to relieve symptoms for conditions that usually resolve with antibiotic treatment
• Be aware of antibiotic resistance patterns in your facility
• Follow hand hygiene and other infection prevention measures
List at least 3 ways patients and families can help with antibiotic stewardship.
• Talk to healthcare provider about when antibiotics will and won’t help
• Talk to healthcare provider about how to relieve symptoms
• Take antibiotics only when and exactly as prescribed
• Insist everyone cleans hands before touching you
• Stay healthy by cleaning hands, covering cough, staying home when sick, and getting recommended vaccines
State the types of patients most at risk for severe infections
• Surgery
• Dialysis for end-stage renal disease
• Cancer chemotherapy
• Inflammatory conditions
• Organ transplants
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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours -
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Faculty and Disclosures

Tamyra Warmack, RN, Director, Healthcare Quality, Intermountain Quality Innovations

Tamyra Warmack, RN, Director, Healthcare Quality, Intermountain Quality Innovations

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Additional Contributors

Tamyra Warmack, RN
Darlene Rodgers, BSN,RN,CNN,CPHQ

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