Antimicrobial Stewardship in Home Healthcare

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Home Healthcare

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Recorded On: 04/26/2023


This session was part of the Sepsis Alliance AMR Conference 2023.

With antimicrobial resistance as a growing global health concern, healthcare professionals across the continuum of care must educate themselves. Home healthcare nurses play an integral part in teaching their patients and their caregivers about preventing infection, conducting thorough assessments for infections, and collecting cultures as needed. In this session, the presenter will review and define antimicrobial resistance and stewardship globally and as it relates to the homecare setting. Attendees will also learn about antimicrobial stewardship strategies and responsibilities for the home healthcare nurse.

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the session, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the problem of antimicrobial resistance;
  • Define antimicrobial stewardship (AMS);
  • Examine AMS functions for the home healthcare nurse.

Target Audience: 

Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.


Clinical Education Specialist

Ascension at Home

Lisa A. Gorski, RN, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN has worked for over 35 years as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) and educator for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice, now part of Ascension at Home. She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing.

Lisa is the author of more than 70 book chapters and journal articles and is the author of several books, including the 2023 edition of the Phillips Manual of IV Therapeutics: Evidence-Based Practice for Infusion Therapy. Lisa has been actively involved with the Infusion Nurses Society (INS) for many years serving as the chair of the INS Standards of Practice Committee from 2009 to 2021 and is the co-chair for the 2024 Standards. She speaks nationally and internationally on standards development, home healthcare, and infusion therapy/vascular access. She is the co-author of a 2021 article entitled “Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Home Healthcare” published in Home Healthcare Now.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 0.8 contact hours.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 0.5 contact hours.

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