What Clinicians, Pharmacists, and Public Health Partners Need to Know about Antibiotic Prescribing and COVID-19
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This COCA Call will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020
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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Thursday, November 18, 2021,
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- Describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on antibiotic prescribing.
- Discuss opportunities to improve antibiotic prescribing for patients who have COVID-19.
- Identify strategies and resources to support antibiotic prescribing decisions and educate patients about appropriate antibiotic use.
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To receive continuing education (CE) for WC2922-111821 – Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars – What Clinicians, Pharmacists, and Public Health Partners Need to Know about Antibiotic Prescribing and COVID-19, Thursday, November 18, 2021, please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps by Monday, December 20, 2021.
To receive continuing education (CE) for WD2922-111821 – Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars – What Clinicians, Pharmacists, and Public Health Partners Need to Know about Antibiotic Prescribing and COVID-19, Thursday, November 18, 2021 (Web on Demand), please visit TCEO and follow these 9 Simple Steps between Tuesday, December 21, 2021 and Thursday, December 21, 2023.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use, except Dr. Lauri Hicks would like to disclose that she will be advising against using medications that are not supported by data or recommended for treating COVID-19 (e.g. hydroxychloroquine).
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