Antibiotic Stewardship Program
by Majdi N. Al-Hasan, MBBS
Presentation date: April 11, 2013
Expiration date: April 11, 2015
Approximately 1 hour
Majdi Al-Hasan, MBBS, received his medical degree from the University of Jordan and did his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Kentucky before completing his Infectious Disease Fellowship and Certificate of Clinical Research Training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then joined the University of Kentucky as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, where he was heavily involved in the education of students, residents and fellows at both the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Al-Hasan joined the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2013 as Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Al-Hasan has established himself as a prominent figure in the fields of bloodstream infections and antimicrobial agents through his clinical research on the epidemiology, management and outcome of Gram-negative bloodstream infections, antimicrobial resistance trends and clinical therapeutics. He serves as a reviewer for several internal medicine, infectious diseases and clinical microbiology journals. He is also an editorial board member for the World Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Disclosures to Report:
Dr. Al-Hasan has no relevant conflict of interest to disclose such as stock ownership or membership on a speakers bureau pertaining to any product mentioned in this presentation.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss the rationale for antimicrobial stewardship.
2. Integrate evidence-based practices to improve antimicrobial use.
3. Utilize tools to achieve antibiotic stewardship goals.