2014 National AP Neonatal Nurses Conference

104 - Antibiotic Stewardship: Picking the RIGHT Battle to Fight

Apr 23, 2014 12:15pm ‐ Apr 23, 2014 1:15pm

Free

Description

Intended Audience: All neonatal nurses

Purpose of this CNE activity: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing provides clinically current information on the technical, medical, and nursing aspects of neonatal care as well as the legal and ethical implications related to that care. This CNE activity provides information to nurses and other health care professionals who care for newborn, premature, and ill infants and their families. Specific objectives for this presentation are listed below.

Objectives: Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the issues related to emerging drug resistant organisms in the NICU.
  • Identify the adverse effects of antibiotic exposure in neonates.
  • Identify two unique challenges to prescribing antibiotics in the NICU.
  • Describe two examples of implementation strategies for NICU antibiotic stewardship programs.
Requirements for Completion: The following requirements are necessary for successful completion of this CNE activity.
  • Access to a computer with an Internet connection
  • Complete and submit the evaluation for this CNE activity

Accreditation
Provider, Academy of Neonatal Nursing, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 6261; and Florida Board of Nursing, Provider #FBN 3218, content code 2505.

The Academy of Neonatal Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Release Date: April 26, 2014
  • Planned Review Date: October, 2016

Disclosures:
  1. The lead nurse planner, the planning committee, and the author(s) of this activity disclose no relevant financial relationships.
  2. This CNE activity has been reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias.
  3. The content of this CNE activity has been developed by the planning committee and reviewed by the Lead Nurse Planner. The content has been deemed to reflect the current state of practice.

Disclaimer: The Academy of Neonatal Nursing assumes no responsibility or liability for the content presented. Care of the infant should always be individualized and no one source relied upon for information regarding aspects of care. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by ANN, ANA, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center of any commercial products displayed or discussed in conjunction with an educational activity.

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Julie Gehring
11/24/18 1:36 pm

This was very informative about stewardship and the practice changes I have seen in My NICU. I now understand more the evidence based changes and risks to our patients more.

DONETTA SETTERS-LEACH
11/29/18 1:10 pm

Great topic and unfortunately we are still using Vancomycin routinely for questionable late onset sepsis.

Claudia Velez
1/9/19 6:49 pm

Very informative session on antibiotic use in the NICU. Excellent topic.

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