Antibiotic Stewardship: Quick Wins for Improving Duration of Therapy

November 8, 2022, 1 – 2 PM EST.

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) remains a national priority aimed at optimizing antibiotic use to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary use and combat antibiotic resistance. This event will feature national antibiotic use and duration of therapy (DOT) trending data, strategies to address AS challenges, examples of best practice to improve antibiotic discharge prescribing, and a hospitals success with engaging leaders, providers and front-line staff in a hospital-wide initiative to improve DOT and outcomes.

In this session, you will learn to:

• Describe CDC AS Core Elements and current status of AS programs in acute care hospitals
• Discuss national trending data on antibiotic use and DOT
• Review opportunities to improve prescribing practices
• Explain DOT evidence-based strategies and associated outcomes to enhance patient safety

Who Should Attend: Antibiotic Stewardship Teams, Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Infection Preventionists, Outpatient Practice Providers, Quality Professionals, Clinical and Hospital Leaders


Arjun Srinivasan, MD
Deputy Director for Program Improvement
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Valerie Vaughn, MD MSc
Assistant Professor & Director of Hospital
Medicine Research
University of Utah School of Medicine
Hospitalist Lead – Antimicrobial Use Initiative
Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium

Robert Neetz, PharmD, BCPS
Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist
MyMichigan Health

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

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