Curry Community Antibiotic Stewardship Summit - Aug. 10
HealthInsight Oregon and Curry Health Network are sponsoring a community summit in Gold Beach, Oregon, to address the emerging health crisis of multi-drug resistant organisms.
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Curry County Fairgrounds.
Docia Sweet Hall
29392 Ellensburg Avenue, Gold Beach, OR 97444
Free to attend (registration required). Lunch will be provided.
Every year, infections from antibiotic resistant bacteria sicken 2 million Americans, killing 23,000; more than 14,000 people a year die from C. difficile infections. Inappropriate use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to resistance—and up to 50% of antibiotics prescribed for people are unnecessary or not optimally prescribed.
Antibiotic resistance is increasing in Oregon communities, and will require community-wide efforts to control. This Summit is an opportunity to come together with fellow health care professionals and stakeholders to learn about antibiotic stewardship across the continuum of care and determine approaches, including antibiograms,* for working together to address the problem.
Valuable Information to Inform Community Action
The Summit will share the expertise of Dr. James Wilson, an internationally renowned expert on antibiotic stewardship and antibiograms. The session includes:
- Discussion of the current scope of the antibiotic resistance crisis and community-wide approaches
- A review of research on effective management of antibiotics, reduced total cost of care and improved outcomes
- A live demonstration of the use of antibiotic resistance intelligence to drive empiric prescribing
- Facilitated discussion to help move toward a community-based plan of action
About the Presenter
Dr. James M. Wilson is director of the Nevada Medical Intelligence Center at the University of Nevada-Reno. Heis the principal investigator of the Antimicrobial Resistance Intelligence System (ARIS) and co-chairman of the Board for the Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He is a board-certified, practicing pediatrician who specializes in operational medical intelligence, with a focus on anticipation, detection and warning of infectious diseases crises. He has led the creation of several of the most powerful systems in the world used for anticipation and detection of infectious disease crises and disasters.
Read more about Dr. Wilson on our event registration page.
*Why Antibiograms? Antibiograms are community-specific clinical tools that help guide appropriate antibiotic prescribing. Innovative and data driven,they require collaboration across systems to ensure that when antibiotics are indicated, the correct one is prescribed for the patient. Using antibiograms will mitigate the emergence of antibiotic-related sequelae.