Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety

Targeting Zero Infections: MDROs and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Dialysis Facility

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Thank you for your interest in the second NTDS webinar, "Targeting Zero Infections: MDROs and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Dialysis Facility" that occurred on September 27, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

This webinar is now available on the ASN Learning Center.

To access this webinar:

  1. *Log in to the ASN Learning Center.
  2. Click Browse Content at the top of the page.
  3. Select NTDS Targeting Zero Infections Series.
  4. Select a topic, session title, and presentation.
  5. *If you do not have a login, you will be prompted to create one.

Please join us for the next NTDS webinar, which will be held on March 29, 2018, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 p.m. ET. This webinar is entitled, "Targeting Zero Infections: Infectious Disease Reporting: State Requirements & Resources."

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EDT

Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) are an important cause of healthcare associated infection and these infections are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Patients undergoing dialysis are at higher risk of infection due to MDRO because of the communal dialysis setting and substantial antibiotic exposure. This educational session will review MDRO prevalence and spread in the outpatient dialysis facility and how to improve antimicrobial prescribing patterns with antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Webinar Highlights:

  • An MDRO case with a potentially diastrous outcome
  • Why your facility needs an antimicrobial stewardship program
  • Resources to help you and your team target zero infections

Upon completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the impact of MDROs in the dialysis population
  • Explain the mechanism of MDRO spread and ways to prevent it in the outpatient dialysis facility
  • List the elements of an effective Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP)

Moderators

Alan S. Kliger, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and
Vice President, Medical Director of Clinical Integration, Yale New Haven Health System
New Haven, CT

Susie Stark

NTDS Director
American Society of Nephrology
Washington, DC

Speakers

T. Alp Ikizler, MD, FASN

Co-Chair, NTDS Current & Emerging Threats Workgroup
Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Research in Nephrology
Director, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Erika D'Agata, MD, MPH

Member, NTDS Current & Emerging Threats Workgroup
Professor of Medicine
Brown University
Providence, RI

Disclosures

All faculty, planner, and staff disclosures here.

Target Audience

  • Medical Directors
  • Nephrologists
  • Nurses
  • Technicians
  • Nephrology Fellows
  • Other

Accreditation and Continuing Education Credit Designation Statements

CME Credit

The American Society of Nephrology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Nephrology designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit
Joint Accreditation Provider

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and the American Society of Nephrology. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is awarded up to 1.0 ANCC contact hour.

ABIM MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component and passing the MOC Post Test, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point 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.