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NYSPFP Infection Prevention Initiatives: Antimicrobial Stewardship/MDRO/CDI Kickoff Webinar

Wednesday April 19, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, NYSPFP will host the kick-off web conference for the HIIN Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The webinar will provide an overview of the initiative and the three-phased rapid cycle improvement projects, available to support hospitals as they work to implement the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) "Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship".

Implementing the core elements of antibiotic stewardship ensure a robust ASP program, which can help hospitals to optimize clinical outcomes and reduce the emergence of MDROs. A robust hospital ASP program will likely contribute to reductions in all healthcare acquired infections, specifically Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) (CDI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

The primary goal of antimicrobial stewardship is to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing unintended consequences of antimicrobial use, including toxicity, the selection of pathogenic organisms, and the emergence of resistance.

NYSPFP staff and faculty will present the evidence behind the program’s goals and approach and review the overall measurement strategy.


• David Calfee, M.D., M.S., Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Teresa Lubowski , Pharm. D., B.S. Pharmacist- Quality Improvement, IPRO

How to join the Webconference

(begin logging in 15 minutes prior to start time)

2. Complete the registration questions and click “Submit.”
3. Audio-Once you are logged in, a pop-up box will appear.

Select your audio connection preference from the three options.
If you would like to change audio preference after you have made your selection, please click the icon to bring up the dial-in information.

Participating in the Audio only:
• Dial: 1-800-832-0736
• Conference Room Number: *3933077#

Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages physicians, nurses, pharmacists, infection prevention, and quality improvement staff to join this webinar.

Who To Contact

If you experience difficulty logging in the day of the event, you may contact Registration Support at (518) 431-7867

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