According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant infections kill 35,000 people in the United States every year. And yet, patients continue to demand a prescription even when it’s explained to them that one isn’t warranted. At the same time, patient satisfaction has never been more essential to the patient–provider relationship (and the provider’s livelihood, in some cases).
What’s a doctor to do when “defensive medicine” clashes with patient safety?
This critical challenge will be explored by Michael Weinstock, MD and Matthew DeLaney, MD in Antibiotic Stewardship: Saving Lives without Sacrificing Patient Satisfaction, a live webinar JUCM will host on Wednesday, November 19, from 2 to 3 pm, Eastern. The two hosts will present lessons learned from real-life case files in order to illustrate the dangers of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing while maintaining a healthy relationship with the patient. After the presentation, they will be on hand to answer any questions you have.
Dr. Weinstock is associate program director at Adena Emergency Medicine Residency and professor of emergency medicine, adjunct at The Ohio State University college of Medicine, as well as senior editor, clinical content, for JUCM. Dr. DeLaney is associate program director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Attendance at this webinar, which is supported by RB, is free. However, registration is required. Click here for more information and to save your spot.
(Also, be on the lookout for information on our second webinar on antibiotic stewardship, concerning the medicolegal aspects of practicing sound antibiotic stewardship and scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, from 3 to 4 pm, Eastern.)