WHA Announces Virtual Journal Club for Clinicians

Focus on antimicrobial stewardship

March 02, 2018

Judicious use of antimicrobials is key to preventing hospital-acquired infections and curbing the epidemic of multi-drug resistant organisms; however, the best available evidence can sometimes be buried in 20+ pages of clinical guidelines. As a clinician, it can be difficult to know the best way to stay current on the dos and don’ts of antimicrobial stewardship. In an effort to assist, WHA is excited to announce a four-part virtual Journal Club on antimicrobial stewardship topics for clinicians.

The series will include the following sessions, with content appropriate for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and quality professionals:

  • When to Test and When to Treat…A Deep Dive on Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

            April 12, 12-1 pm CST

  • Evidence-based Strategies to Avoid Prescribing Unnecessary Antibiotics

            June 11, 12-1 pm CST

  • Evidence-based Strategies to Prescribe Antibiotics More Effectively

            August 13, 12-1 pm CST

  • Pre-op Urinalysis Before Orthopedic Surgery…What is the Current Evidence

            October 15, 12-1 pm CST

The series will be hosted by Robert Redwood, MD, MPH. Dr. Redwood is WHA’s physician improvement advisor, works full time as an emergency and preventive medicine physician at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage and is chair of the hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship committee.

The virtual Journal Club series will utilize Zoom technology, allowing participants to see each other and converse, as well see the presenter and his material. Those participating in the live sessions have the ability to earn continuing education credit. The sessions will also be recorded and available for future viewing. To register for individual sessions or the full series, visit www.whareg4.org/WebJournalClub. There is no cost to participate in the Journal Club, but pre-registration is required.

Mark your calendars and feel free to spread the word. For questions about content, email Beth Dibbert at bdibbert@wha.org. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org or call 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the March 02, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter