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  1. C. Difficile Prevention Collaborative:Antimicrobial Stewardship Audio Conference Call September 15, 2010 www.macoalition.org

  2. C. Difficile Prevention CollaborativeAgenda Susanne Salem-Schatz, Sc.D. Collaborative Director Kenneth R. Lawrence, BS, PharmD Clinical Pharmacist: Infectious Diseases Lisa Davidson, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA CDR USPHS Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Introductions & Overview The Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Prevention of Clostridium Difficile Infections Update from the CDC

  3. Collaborative Overview • Builds on history of infection prevention work • Partnership between Coalition, MHA, DPH • CDC subsidy: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act • 30 multidisciplinary teams representing leadership and front line staff • Focus on the what and the how through face to face and telephonic learning and sharing opportunities

  4. Upcoming Audio-conferences September 29th, 2010 1pm October 13th, 2010 1pm Team Coaching Call featuring “Difficult Conversations” with Liz Rykert, BSW, Meta Strategies Root Cause Analysis for CDI prevention Dr Tony MaggsDept of MicrobiologySouth Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Update from the CDC

  5. Regional Sharing and Learning Sessions Southeast • November 8th 8:30am-12:30pm at  St. Luke’s Hospital, New Bedford, MA West • November 9th 8:30am-12:30pm at Western Massachusetts Hospital, Westfield, MA Metrowest • November 10th 1-5pm at Metro West Medical Center, Leonard Morse Campus, Natick MA

  6. Stewardship Workgroup? • Opportunity to learn and share • Problem solving with experts including Dr. Srinivasan • Let us know if you are interested in joining!