Antibiotic Stewardship National LAN Event: August 2017

Topic: Understanding Physician-to-Patient Communication Strategies to Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Audience:

This event was open to beneficiaries, families, health care providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations.

Event Description:

This event focused on successful physician-to-patient communication strategies to avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. During this webinar participants learned cutting edge techniques from guest speaker Dr. Rita Mangione-Smith on how to manage expectations for antibiotics in order to avoid unnecessary prescribing while maintaining satisfaction with care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain why providers prescribe antibiotics inappropriately.
  • Discuss why communications training is a good option to improve outpatient antibiotic prescribing.
  • Learn how patients most commonly communicate their expectations for antibiotics during visits for acute respiratory infection, and how this can lead to unnecessary antibiotic prescribing.
  • Gain an understanding of how to best manage expectations for antibiotics in order to avoid unnecessary prescribing while maintaining satisfaction with care.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

Meet the Speakers:

Lauri Hicks, DO
Medical Epidemiologist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH
Professor and Chief
Division of General Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine
University of Washington Department of Pediatrics

 

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