A Practical Guide to Providing Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship Consultative Services in Healthcare Settings

This webinar will provide an overview of different models hospital epidemiologist and healthcare facilities (including small and critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities and outpatient centers) can choose from when setting up a consultative service for supporting infection control and antimicrobial stewardship programs. The presenters will highlight the pros and cons of each model. Key points related to contract negotiations, time commitment, and program implementation strategies for these models will also be discussed. Additionally, participants will be able to find out about the tools and resources that are available for setting up consultative services.

Session 1: Supporting infection control and antimicrobial stewardship programs of various healthcare facilities as an external consultant.
Session 2: Guiding infection control and antimicrobial stewardship activities in various healthcare facilities as a member of their infection control and antimicrobial stewardship teams.

Target Audience

Infectious diseases physicians, healthcare epidemiologists, infection preventionists, outpatient providers, facility medical directors, quality program leaders, infection control and antimicrobial stewardship team members, nurse managers/leaders, pharmacy managers/leaders, facility administrators and other healthcare workers interested in developing or improving their facility’s infection control and antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe different ways a hospital epidemiologist can provide consultative services to various healthcare settings including outpatient centers, long-term care facilities and smaller resource limited hospitals
  • Review the key points related to contract negotiations before setting up the consultative services
  • Recognize the program implementation strategies for different consultative models
  • Identify the tools and resources that are available to set up consultative services
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Kavita K. Trivedi, MD
Trivedi Consults, LLC

Amanda Novack, MD
Arkansas Heart Hospital


Muhammad S. Ashraf, MBBS
Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director, Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program 
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jade Belcher
Coordinator, Education and Meetings
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America


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