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When you prescribe antimicrobial drugs, do you consider antibiotic-resistant infections or health care-associated infections (HAIs)? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you really should, as at least 2 million people contract an antibiotic-resistant infection and at least 23,000 people die due to these infections each year.
Launched September 2018 at the United Nations General Assembly, the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge was started to progress the fight against AMR around the world. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the premier organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, representing the interests of the more than NPs currently licensed in the United States. Through its extensive communication channels, AANP is committed to raising awareness among NPs and patients of best practices for infection prevention and improved antibiotic prescribing and use.
A number of continuing education (CE) activities addressing AMR are available completely free for members at the AANP CE Center, including:
Through the NP Support and Alignment Network (NP SAN), a partnership between AANP and the National Nurse-led Care Consortium (NNCC), educational webinars are presented on topics related to patient– and family-centered care, data-driven quality improvement and sustainable business operations. The on-demand webinars below are available now, and upcoming live webinars are presented with CE credit:
The CDC tracks resistant pathogens and offers a number of resources for health care providers and the general public:
If you loved AANP’s previous fall conferences, you’ll love the 2019 AANP Fall Conference, held at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino October 10–13, 2019. The new name introduces a new format, with dozens of advanced-level continuing education (CE) sessions in four topical areas: cardiometabolic, leadership, pharmacology and workshops.
Within each topical area, registered attendees can choose from a number of sessions on a variety of therapeutic areas—or select sessions from multiple topical areas to create your personalized conference experience! The leadership topic also allows attendees to register for 12 bundled sessions that make up the “AANP Introductory Certificate in Leadership,” which will be required to join AANP’s upcoming advanced NP leadership program.