Optimizing Sepsis Protocols and Antimicrobial Stewardship
Recorded On: 04/26/2023
This bioMérieux sponsored session was part of the Sepsis Alliance AMR Conference 2023.
The rapid growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria makes it difficult to treat infections, which can lead to sepsis. However, with optimized sepsis management protocols and guidance from antimicrobial stewardship programs, it is possible to combat antimicrobial resistance alongside sepsis. In this sponsored session, participants will learn why antimicrobial stewardship is an integral part of a sepsis protocol. The presenter will explain how to optimize sepsis care and improve antimicrobial use, keeping the patient as the primary focus and ensuring the use of the right drug at the right time.
Nurses, advanced practice providers, physicians, emergency responders, pharmacists, medical technologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, infection prevention specialists, data/quality specialists, and more.
Sepsis Alliance gratefully acknowledges the support of this session provided by bioMérieux.
Katherine Perez, PharmD, BCPS
Director of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Katherine Perez, PharmD, BCPS, is a patient care-oriented antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist dedicated to executing high-quality interventions and demonstrating impact on clinical and economic outcomes. She has a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Texas College of Pharmacy in Austin, Texas. Dr. Perez completed a postdoctoral pharmacy practice residency in a combined program at UHS Hospital and the Pharmacotherapy Education and Research Center at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas followed by a specialty residency in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas. She is board certified in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties