◂  August 2024

IP Webinar Series: Refreshing Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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Refreshing Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program

August 7, 2024 | 11:30am-1:00pm

In recent years, the importance of infection prevention and control strategies in nursing homes has grown significantly. With the COVID-19 pandemic prompting changes to regulations and emerging antimicrobial resistant organisms, staying current is a huge challenge infection preventionists face. LeadingAge Iowa recognizes these challenges and is offering a webinar to help infection preventionists refresh the antibiotic stewardship program in their community.

Research from the CDC indicates that 40%-75% of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes may be unnecessary or inappropriate. Antibiotic stewardship aims to improve the treatment of infections while minimizing the side effects and adverse outcomes associated with antibiotic use. This webinar invites you to explore the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship and discover evidence-based strategies to enhance your program. The webinar will be interactive as we go through an antibiotic stewardship checklist as well as other content and case studies.

  • Describe the core elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing homes. 
  • Design a quality initiative to refresh the antibiotic stewardship program. 
  • Apply quality improvement (QI) tools and resources to strengthen the program.

Who Should Attend
Infection Preventionists and Directors of Nursing.  Appropriate for SNF/NF providers.

Registration & Other Information

What’s Included

Registration fee includes digital handout, one connection to the live webinar and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate for one person.  A recording of this webinar is NOT included in the registration fee.


Member rate – $75; Nonmember rate – $125

Register now!


Gina Anderson, RN, BSN, Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator, Telligen, Des Moines

Gina Anderson, RN, BSN, is a Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator at Telligen. She has worked in and supported nursing homes in a variety of roles for more than 25 years including an MDS coordinator, Director of Nursing, and nurse consultant. In her current role, she supports nursing homes across the Telligen region with quality improvement enhanced assistance, education, and resources. Gina has a strong compassion for building relationships with providers to improve the lives of residents living in health care facilities.

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