Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship: Preventing AMR and Beyond

Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship: Preventing AMR and Beyond

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Recorded On: 04/26/2023


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

In this session, the presenter will focus on the growing body of evidence supporting a relationship between patient and population level harms of antibiotic overuse, including antimicrobial resistance. She will also discuss stewardship best practices as they pertain to pediatric settings, including both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Learning Objectives: 

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

  • Understand harmful effects of antibiotic overuse, including AMR;
  • Review key opportunities and challenges related to antimicrobial stewardship in children.

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.

Katie Chiotos, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pediatrics

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Katie Chiotos, MD, MSCE is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She is also an attending physician in critical care medicine and infectious diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the George Washington University School of Medicine, and also holds a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed pediatrics residency training at CHOP, followed by a combined fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric critical care medicine. Dr. Chiotos’ research focuses on the epidemiology of antibiotic resistant organisms in the pediatric intensive care unit setting as well as antibiotic stewardship in this population. She currently leads several research projects related to antibiotic use in sepsis and pneumonia and has extensive experience leading local sepsis quality improvement work.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17068 for 1.0 contact hours.

Other healthcare professionals will receive a certificate of attendance for 0.75 contact hours.

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