What's New in the World of Antibiotic Stewardship? Part Two
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022; 1-2pm ET
What's New in the World of Antibiotic Stewardship? Part Two - Impacts of COVID and Use of Telehealth
Dr. Sharon Tsay, Medical Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will discuss current research and findings in the field of antibiotic stewardship. She will talk specifically about how the COVID-19 pandemic and recent telehealth trends may be impacting antibiotic prescribing.
- Federal and state government agencies
- Health care decision makers
- Health care professionals
- Health centers/health practices
- Health plans
- Health systems
- Population health organizations
At the conclusion of the webinar, learners will be able to:
- Understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent telehealth trends on antibiotic prescribing.
- Discuss researcher/expert studies and results regarding antibiotic stewardship.
Sharon Tsay, MD
Dr. Sharon Tsay is a Medical Officer in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this position, she works with colleagues at CDC and with external partners, including public health departments and health systems, to increase the knowledge of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and successful stewardship interventions.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Tsay completed CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship in the Mycotic Diseases Branch, where she led multi-state outbreaks of fungal disease. Before she joined the CDC, Dr. Tsay completed infectious diseases fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Columbia-New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Tsay continues to practice clinically as an inpatient infectious diseases consultant at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta.
Moderator: Sepheen Byron, DRPH, MHS
Sepheen Byron is Assistant Vice President, Performance Measurement, at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She oversees measure development and use of HEDIS and other national evaluation programs and has developed measures used by NCQA for Accreditation, benchmarking and ratings. She also led measure development for Medicaid and CHIP enrollees as part of NCQA’s AHRQ-CMS Pediatric Quality Measures Program Center of Excellence. Ms. Byron is the subject matter expert for measures in the area of antibiotic stewardship, and recently led a project to broaden HEDIS antibiotic measures to additional populations.
Prior to NCQA, Ms. Byron was an Analyst in the Center for Outcomes and Evidence at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, where she assessed the effectiveness of health services.
Ms. Byron has a BA from the University of Virginia, an MHS from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a DrPH from the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In support of improving patient care, the National Committee for Quality Assurance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide Interprofessional Continuing Education for the healthcare team.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This educational activity is approved for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, and ACPE.
This educational activity is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.*
The assigned universal program number: JA0004597-0000-22-021-L04-P. Upon successful completion of this program (attending the full session and completing a program evaluation), participants will access CPE Monitor on the ACPE website to locate and track their CPE statement of credit.
This live course grants 1.0 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) points for PCMH Certified Content Experts.
* Please note – You must attend the entire program to be eligible for total number of contact hours.
NABP Credit Reporting
If you are a pharmacist completing a course offering CPE credits, please notify NCQA through ncqa.org within 14 calendar days that you have completed a CPE course. You must provide the title of the course, your NABP identification number and your DOB (month/date) within the notification to NCQA. We also recommend you update your education.ncqa.org profile with your NABP identification number.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) endorses the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education which specify that sponsors of continuing medical education activities and presenters at and planners for these activities disclose any relevant financial relationships either party might have with commercial companies whose products or services are discussed in educational presentations.
For sponsors, relevant financial relationships include large research grants, institutional agreements for joint initiatives, substantial gifts, or other relationships that benefit the institution. For presenters or planning committee members, relevant financial relationships include the receipt of research grants from a commercial company, consultancies, honoraria, travel, or other benefits, or having a self-managed equity interest in a company; or having an immediate family member or partner with such a relationship.
Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.
Relevant financial relationships exist with the following companies/organizations:
Sharon Tsay : None
Additional Planning Committee Members:
Crissy Crittenden: None
Nancy McGee: None
Sepheen Byron: Dr. Byron received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (contract no. 75D30120C08243) to develop the measure related to antibiotic utilization.
This program was developed in part by NCQA staff.
Support for this project was provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
“The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts”.
- 1.00 ACPE
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 IPCE
- 1.00 Participation
- 1.00 PCMH CCE
This course is open for Pre-registration. Content will be available in September.
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