Enhancing Your Existing Antibiotic Stewardship Program (2/19/2020)

Credits:  1.0 (CME), 1.0 (CMD-Management), 1.0 (MOC)

Description: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Phase 2 has required a working Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) for nearly 2 years, but many facilities are still struggling to move the needle on rampant antibiotic overuse. This presentation provides a roadmap to a results-oriented upgrade of your stewardship program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review CMS Phase 2-3 requirements for ASP, effective since November 2017.
  • Develop a model for results-oriented upgrades to existing CMS requirements.
  • Integrate developed upgrades and insights into your facility’s ASP.

Speaker: Peter Patterson, MD, MBA, FACMQ

Dr. Patterson is an experienced physician-executive with extensive background in medical quality improvement, clinical microbiology, and infection prevention/antibiotic stewardship.  He has worked with many post-acute and long-term care facilities and is a popular speaker at conferences and provider-network continuing education meetings. His on-the-ground practice experience and creative insights facilitate the transition to a clinical diagnostic and treatment mindset now underway in health care.

Activity Created: 2/2020

Credit Available Until: 2/2023

Credit Statements:

CME: AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians. The Society designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CMD: This self-study activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1.0 management hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 medical knowledge MOC points and patient safety credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure Information:

Speakers are required to provide verbal disclosure prior to each talk. If the learner perceives any bias toward a commercial product or service, please report this to the Society’s staff. According to the Society and ACCME policy, all those in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships.

The following AMDA Education Committee members have financial relationships to report: John Loome – Genesis HealthCare: Full-Time Employee; Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD – UHG-Optum: Full-Time Employee; all others have no financial relationships to disclose.

Online Education Subcommittees have no financial relationships to disclose.

The speakers have no financial relationships to disclose.

AMDA staff have no financial relationships to disclose.