What Clinicians, Pharmacists, and Public Health Partners Need to Know about Antibiotic Prescribing and COVID-19

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published several studies characterizing antibiotic prescribing during the COVID-19 pandemic in outpatient, nursing home, and hospital settings. Findings from these studies and others inform opportunities to improve antibiotic use and guide the development of resources to support healthcare professionals and health systems. Case studies representing common clinical scenarios will be discussed to support decisions related to antibiotic prescribing.

During this COCA Call, clinicians, pharmacists, and public health partners will learn about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on antibiotic prescribing and strategies for optimizing antibiotic prescribing.


Lauri Hicks, DO
CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Christopher Evans, PharmD
Healthcare Associated Infections and
Antimicrobial Resistance Program
Tennessee Department of Health

Jeffrey Gerber, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Payal Patel, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases,
University of Michigan Health System
Medical Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship,
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

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Call Details

Thursday, November 18, 2021,
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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