January 3, 2018

HMS will Launch an Antimicrobial Use Toolkit Webinar on March 13, 2018

HMS will be hosting a webinar for all HMS hospitals to launch the Antimicrobial Use (ABX) initiative toolkit. The 2018 HMS performance index includes several antimicrobial use related measures (i.e. reducing antibiotic treatment duration for uncomplicated CAP, reducing urine culture testing and reducing treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria). In an effort to assist HMS hospitals with improving in these performance measures, and other areas related to antimicrobial use, we have been working on generating a list of resources/tools (i.e. toolkit) for use across the collaborative. The intended audience is anyone involved with improving antimicrobial use at your institution which includes members of your antimicrobial stewardship teams, hospitalists, hospital leadership, infectious disease physicians/pharmacists, nursing staff, quality improvement specialists, etc.

  • The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 4 to 5 pm EST. Please note, the webinar will be recorded if you or someone on your team is interested in the content but unable to attend.  
  • The HMS Coordinating Center created the flier that can be used to advertise the webinar within your institution. If you wish to add your hospital logo to this flier, please contact Tawny Apsley (tapsley@med.umich.edu).  
  • Registration details are included in the attached flier. If you have any registration questions, please contact Jennifer Minock (cjennife@med.umich.edu).