Chronic Disease Management Forum: Anti-Microbial Stewardship and IV Therapy

Oct 10 2012 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Speaker Event
Main Venue: Quamichan Inn, Duncan, VIHA Central Island
Organizer:Family Medicine
Sponsors:Family Medicine
Speaker Information:Erin Lutz, Coordinator, Regional Support Program Dr. James Hutchinson, Medical Microbiologist Dr. Richard Bachand, Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Julia Kuhn, Home and Community Care Lead Chris Rozema, Patient Services, Community Hospitals
Objectives:By the end of this session participants will: Be able to discuss and explain "Antibiotic Stewarship" Distinguish those patients with lower respiratory tract infections for which antibiotics are indicated. Utilize a pragmatic approach to the use of antibiotics for urinary tract infections and chronic wounds in LTC. Be able to define the term asymptomatic bacteriuria and identify its prevalence. List the services available through the IV Therapy Program in Home and Community Care. Identify the physician's role in Outpatient IV Therapy.
Description:Please RSVP by Sept 28, as limited seating will be available. RSVP to: Laura Buechler - email laura.buechler@viha.ca or fax 250-739-5758
Accreditation:MainPRO+ & MainCERT
Audiences:Family Medicine Physicians