Continuing Education Sessions
Session 23 | Strengthen Infection Prevention and Control Regulations and Antibiotic Surveillance Through Post-Acute Analytics
Time: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Type/Topic: Technology and Quality Innovations
Improving antibiotic usage among skilled nursing centers has become a national priority. Learn how automating the tracking and reporting of antibiotic use center-wide is not only reducing administrative burden, but also identifying the early warning signs of infection and highlighting the need for possible testing to determine the appropriate drug interventions. Explore how operators are leveraging live data analysis to meet state and federal requirements, prepare for regulatory reporting and onsite surveys, and conduct infection surveillance.
Cheryl Scalzo, RN
Clinical Account Manager | Real Time Medical Systems
About the Presenter
A former director of nursing, Cheryl Scalzo has dedicated her career to improving quality of care. While working in long term care and as a Clinical Consultant, she has served as a Certified Infection Preventionist as well staff development coordinator, gaining extensive knowledge in establishing and implementing best practices to improve quality outcomes. Cheryl currently shares her expertise with Real Time clients, guiding them in unlocking the power of EHR data to improve clinical performance.