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