Join us for a free webinar on preventing antibiotics overuse on June 13, 2023, from 11 a.m. to noon MST. Doctors (M.D.s and D.O.s), physician assistants and nurse practitioners will earn one continuing medical education (CME) credit for attending.
To attend, register here. You’ll receive an email with a calendar reminder and link to join the webinar.
The webinar will be led by Guillermo Sanchez, an emergency medicine physician assistant and epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Antibiotic Stewardship. Discussion will include:
- Avoiding antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis and other viral illnesses
- How antibiotics can do more harm than good when used if not needed
- Alternatives to antibiotics
About the speaker
After working at a large urban emergency department and urgent care center as a physician assistant, Sanchez completed a CDC fellowship in applied epidemiology (Epidemic Intelligence Service) from 2018 to 2020. He is the first author on the CDC’s Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship. His areas of concentration include:
- Creating CDC stewardship guidance
- Leveraging partnerships to promote appropriate antibiotic use
- Supporting implementation of outpatient antibiotic stewardship with advanced practice providers and in urgent care and telemedicine settings
Learn more about antibiotics overuse
As part of monitoring and improving our members’ care, we track the avoidance of antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis/bronchiolitis (AAB). AAB is a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) measure from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). It measures the appropriate treatment for acute bronchitis, which means antibiotics weren’t prescribed.
To learn more about preventing antibiotics overuse, see the CDC’s “Antibiotic Prescribing and Use – Continuing Education and Training” and alternatives to antibiotics.
The New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Association (NMOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. NMOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.
The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to other third-party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty or endorsement of such organization. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider.
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