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Session 26 | Antibiotic Surveillance and Increased Oversight of IPC Programs

Session Summary

According to the CDC, 40-75% of prescribed antibiotics in skilled nursing centers may be unnecessary or inappropriate – causing risk of serious infections, increased adverse drug events/interactions and antibiotic resistance. Monitoring and tracking antibiotic use is an arduous and painstakingly timely process, but vital to improve outcomes and eliminate needless side effects. Learn how technology can help automate the process and identify early warning signs of infection, highlighting the need for testing to determine the appropriate drug interventions.