Maryland has some of the highest rates of antibiotic resistant infections in the United States. Preventing antibiotic resistance in Maryland's health care settings is a national and state public health priority.
To help address this challenge, the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is partnering with the Maryland Department of Health to develop the Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care Facilities -- "Maryland Train-the-Trainer Program," which offers a selection of programs, trainings, and other educational opportunities to help promote antimicrobial stewardship among health care professionals at long-term care and nursing facilities.
Watch this four-minute video featuring Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc, medical officer in the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as she discusses the need for comprehensive antibiotic stewardship programs in long-term care facilities.
The Maryland Train-the-Trainer Program is a free program for long-term care facilities across the state of Maryland that aims to train pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other individuals working in the long-term care setting in the areas of optimization of antimicrobial therapy, promotion of antimicrobial stewardship programs, and infection control.
Program participants will have access to antimicrobial stewardship toolkits, ongoing mentorship through interactive monthly webinars, and faculty office hours. Participants will become champions who train others and provide education in antimicrobial stewardship in their facilities.
The experts at the Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging have put together a comprehensive list of resources to help health care professionals combat antibiotic resistance in long-term care facilities.Learn More
Partners in the Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance:
The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging has partnered with the Maryland Department of Health in the creation of this antimicrobial stewardship program.
|The Peter Lamy Center on Drug Therapy and Aging is the focal point for research, education, and clinical initiatives in geriatric pharmacotherapy at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Since 1978, the Lamy Center has been committed to improving the lives of old adults through its wide range of innovative research, education, and clinical initiatives.|
|The Maryland Department of Health strives to ensure the lifelong health and wellness of all Marylanders, partnering with other organizations throughout the state to promote and improve health and safety for all residents through disease prevention, access to care, quality management, and community engagement.|
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