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Saturday, March 24 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
SA20 | Antibiotic Stewardship, Infection Prevention and Control: Three Perspectives on the Reform of Requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a comprehensive reform of the requirement for LTC facilities to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs. This session will review the changes relevant to infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship, from the perspectives of an infection preventionist, a consultant pharmacist, and an infectious disease physician.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the infection preventionist’s role and responsibilities indicated in the 2016 Reform of Requirements of Participation.
(2) Review the pharmacy services and the consultant pharmacists’ expanded role in infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship programs.
(3) Describe basic components of an antibiotic stewardship program, including an antibiotic stewardship policy and antibiotic use protocols appropriate for PA/LTC settings.

avatar for Joseph Marek, RPh, CGP

Joseph Marek, RPh, CGP

Joseph Marek, RPh, BCGP, FASCP, is Corporate Director of Pharmacy Services for CommuniCare Health Services and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). He currently oversees the clinical, operational and financial aspects... Read More →
avatar for Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD, is an Infectious Disease physician at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has research support from the VA and AHRQ. Her long-term academic interests are to support... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Burdsall, PhD, RN

Deborah Burdsall, PhD, RN

Deb Burdsall PhD, RN-BC, CIC, FAPIC, has worked in long term care since 1974. Dr. Burdsall is board certified in infection prevention and control (CIC), and ANCC certified in gerontological nursing. She was Infection Control Coordinator/Infection Preventionist at the Lutheran Home/Lutheran... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Texas 1-2
  Medical Direction