May 25, 2016 | 1:30-3:00pm ET
Agenda and Dial-in Information (PDF)
Please join NQF’s National Quality Partners for a webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 1:30-3:00 pm ET, to launch “National Quality Partners Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care,” a new resource to help hospitals and health systems strengthen existing antibiotic stewardship initiatives or create antibiotic stewardship programs from the ground up.
Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs, the Playbook offers practical strategies for implementing high-quality antibiotic stewardship programs in hospitals nationwide. The Playbook was developed by National Quality Partners’ Antibiotic Stewardship Action Team, a group of subject matter experts from the public and private sectors who volunteer their time in a leadership advisory capacity.
The webinar will provide perspective on the national priority of antibiotic stewardship and highlight how the Playbook can serve as a concrete tool for hospitals to meet proposed standards and guidelines. Action Team members will address the critical roles that various stakeholders—including consumers, pharmacists, and nurses—play in making antibiotic stewardship programs successful and sustainable.
- Helen Darling, MA, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, National Quality Forum
- Arjun Srinivasan, MD (CAPT, USPHS), Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Antibiotic Stewardship Action Team Co-Chair
- Ed Septimus, MD, Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, HCA and Antibiotic Stewardship Action Team Co-Chair
- Christian John Lillis, Executive Director, Peggy Lillis Foundation
- Kristi Kuper, PharmD, Senior Clinical Manager, Vizient, Inc.
- Margaret Van Amringe, MHS, Executive Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations, The Joint Commission
The National Quality Partners’ Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative was made possible with support from: Merck & Co.; Astellas; HCA; The Infectious Diseases Society of America; The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; and Premier, Inc. NQF also gratefully acknowledges Vizient, Inc., for its support of the development of this Playbook.