HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

November 4, 2021 | 1-2 PM ET (2-3 PM CT)

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) is a national priority aimed at optimizing the use of antibiotics to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Hospital AS Programs and teams have been challenged during the COVID pandemic to manage both viral and bacterial infections in patients for extended lengths of stay.

This collaborative event on November 4, 1-2 PM ET (2-3 PM CT) will provide national antibiotic use trending data and sharing of strategies to address AS challenges, including best practice examples to optimize antibiotic use during a pandemic.

Who should attend? Antibiotic Stewardship Teams, Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Infection Preventionists, Microbiologists, Outpatient Practice Providers Quality Professionals, Clinical and Hospital Leaders


Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Associate Director for Healthcare-Associated Prevention Programs
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Valerie Vaughn, MD MSc
Director of Hospital Medicine Research
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Robert Neetz, PharmD, BCPS
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
MidMichigan Health

Lynda Martin MPA, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Senior Director Patient Safety

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