Antimicrobial Stewardship and Microbiology Lab Collaboration in Community Hospitals


UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS), Infectious Disease Connect, and MAD-ID present a free 1-hour interactive continuing education program focusing on how antimicrobial stewardship programs and microbiology labs can collaborate to optimize antimicrobial use in community hospitals.

In this webinar, MAD-ID and ID Connect will present different experiences and lessons learned when implementing stewardship programs in community hospitals via telehealth services. They will also outline how to establish new relationships with microbiology laboratories to improve targeted stewardship efforts.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how antimicrobial stewardship teams and microbiology labs can collaborate to improve antibiotic use
  • Discuss how to track and report data from collaborative projects between microbiology and stewardship teams
  • Determine ways to leverage telemedicine and telehealth to engage antimicrobial stewardship and microbiology labs in community hospitals

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