Choosing Wisely Talks | Double Down on Antimicrobial Stewardship: Practical Ways to Use Antibiotics Wisely to Manage Respiratory and Urinary Tract Infection in Outpatient Practice
Unnecessary antibiotic use is a direct contributor to antimicrobial resistance – one of the top 10 threats to global health. In Canada, over 90% of antibiotics are prescribed in outpatient practice. The Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign has leveraged antimicrobial stewardship efforts to reduce unnecessary antibiotics for the two most inappropriately treated conditions: respiratory tract infections (RTI) in primary care and urinary tract infections (UTI) in long-term care. Join Drs. Jerome Leis and Andrea Moser on Wednesday, November 13 for a review of practical tips on how to use antibiotics judiciously in the management of these conditions, based on practice change recommendations developed by healthcare professional across the country.
The learning objectives for this webinar are to:
- Provide an overview of the Using Antibiotics Wisely campaign to date
- Review practice change recommendations that promote judicious use of antibiotics for management of respiratory tract infection in primary care and urinary tract infection in long-term care
- Highlight examples of successful clinical tools that support these practice changes and used in practices across Canada
The Choosing Wisely Talks Webinar Series is a Group Learning program that has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits and is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.