Watch your email for an invitation with the online registration link to our free webinar on preventing antibiotics overuse on June 29, 2022, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. We are excited to provide advance notice for doctors (MDs), physician assistants and nurse practitioners to save the above date to attend and earn one continuing medical education (CME) credit for attending.
The webinar will be led by Sharon Tsay, MD, an infectious disease‑trained physician who serves as a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office of Antibiotic Stewardship. Discussion will include:
- Avoiding antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis and other viral illnesses
- How antibiotics can do more harm than good when used and not needed
- Alternatives to antibiotics
About the speaker
At the CDC, Dr. Tsay focuses on improving antibiotic use in outpatient settings. She trained in internal medicine at Columbia NY Presbyterian Hospital and completed an infectious diseases fellowship at University of Pennsylvania. She joined the CDC in 2016 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer, where she worked in fungal diseases. She maintains clinical practice and serves as an infectious diseases consultant in the Piedmont Healthcare System.
Learn more about antibiotics overuse
As part of monitoring and improving our members’ care, we track the avoidance of antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis/bronchiolitis (AAB). AAB is a Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) measure from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). It measures the appropriate treatment for acute bronchitis, which means antibiotics weren’t prescribed.
To learn more about preventing antibiotics overuse, see the CDC’s Antibiotic Prescribing and Use – Continuing Education and Training and alternatives to antibiotics.
The New Mexico Osteopathic Medical Association (NMOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. NMOMA designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.
The above material is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician or other health care provider. Physicians and other health care providers are encouraged to use their own medical judgment based upon all available information and the condition of the patient in determining the appropriate course of treatment. References to other third-party sources or organizations are not a representation, warranty or endorsement of such organization. Any questions regarding those organizations should be addressed to them directly. The fact that a service or treatment is described in this material is not a guarantee that the service or treatment is a covered benefit and members should refer to their certificate of coverage for more details, including benefits, limitations and exclusions. Regardless of benefits, the final decision about any service or treatment is between the member and their health care provider.
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