The Application of Antimicrobial Stewardship Principles to Skin & Soft Tissue Infection: "Do I Really Need to Give Everyone Vancomycin?"
Mary Greeley Medical Center Grand Rounds is a multi-disciplinary clinical activity which serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.
Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses and healthcare administrators.
- Understand the need for improved antimicrobial use.
- Identify bacterial pathogens associated with various skin & soft tissue infections & choose a treatment regimen to target these pathogens.
It is known that most cellulitis is due to beta-hemolytic strep, yet treatment for MRSA is often included. There is frequent over-treatment of skin and soft tissue infection with unnecessary broad spectrum antimicrobials.
Trevor Van Schooneveld, MD
Infectious Diseases, University of Nebraska
- Dr. Van Schooneveld discloses he is a research investigator with Cubist & ViroPharma (C. difficile infection).
This program is supported from gifts to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation from Mary Greeley Medical Center, McFarland Clinic & First American Bank. The content and selection of a speaker is the responsibility of the Mary Greeley Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Committee and not the Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation, McFarland Clinic, or First American Bank.
Continuing Education Credit
- DO: Des Moines University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and approves this live activity for 1.0 Category 2-A CME credit(s).
- 1.00 AOA Category 2A