This collaborative initiative between KDHE and KHC focuses on antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance in Kansas. Kellie Wark, MD, MPH, will discuss recent trends in antibiotic prescribing and provide practical tools that prescribers can use in the outpatient setting to improve antibiotic stewardship in their practice.
KHC has submitted this program for continuing nursing education. Continuing nursing education credits are currently pending, as the program is currently being reviewed. KHC will update this section when the review process is completed. Pharmacy CE is pending approval by the board. There is no cost to participate. Dr. Wark is KDHE's HAI/AR expert and Antibiotic Stewardship Co-Lead, and is Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at University of Kansas Medical Center.
- Review the background of antibiotic resistance trends in KS.
- Describe how antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistance.
- Examine the ways clinicians can improve antibiotic use with special emphasis on the outpatient setting, providing resources and tools to improve use
Who should attend
- Nurse Leaders
- Quality Leaders
- Infection Preventionists
- Antibiotic Stewardship team members
KSBN Official Statement: The Kansas Hospital Association is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Each course offering (session) is approved for 1 contact hour applicable for RN and LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing Approved Provider Number: LT 0031-0116.