Antimicrobial Stewardship: Protecting a Critical Resource

 In Nurses Weekly

Are we losing the battle of antimicrobial resistance?

A webinar from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 22, will help you gain an understanding of the significant consequences of the use and misuse of antimicrobials, and recognize the essential steps that we all must take to win the battle against antimicrobial resistance. The webinar will be presented by Edward Lifshitz, MD, FACP, Medical Director of Infectious & Zoonotic Disease Program, Communicable Disease Service, New Jersey Department of Health.

Antimicrobial resistance threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. It is essential that health care providers, public health professionals and individuals understand the impact of use and misuse of antibiotics.

Attendees must be logged into the webinar for at least 85% of the duration of the webinar and complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the program to qualify as successful completion.

Learner Outcomes: Participants who complete this webinar will be awarded 1.0 New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hour (CE). Rutgers-SPH has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Those eligible for CHES credits will receive one credit.

Click this link to register: https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eDx9V3p7odmYHZ3

New Jersey State Nurses Association Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation and New Jersey State Nurses Association through the joint providership of Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET) and Rutgers, School of Public Health. HRET is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on accreditation. Provider Number P131-2/18-21.

This activity provides 1.0 nursing contact hour. There are no conflicts of interest, sponsorship or financial/commercial support being supplied for this activity. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

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