About the technical workshop"If you do not measure, you cannot improve it" (Lord Kelvin) is a paradigm that is especially true for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs. International Guidelines (IDSA) consider it very important to make use of the large amount of data that we -willingly or unwillingly- collect in everyday practice. The main goal of this ESGAP/SWAB course is to provide participants with practical tools to measure, interpret and present data on the quantity and quality of antimicrobial use in their facilities. Experts in the field (see Course program) will guide them through this process.
Endorsed byThis masterclass is endorsed by ESCMID.
This workshop is aimed at clinical pharmacists, ID physicians and microbiologists (in training).
Thursday 11th and Friday morning of 12th of April 2019 (preceding ECCMID 2019 in Amsterdam).
You will be staying in the new and luxurious Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent.
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European CME credits pending.
Here you can find information on the fees.
Registration Fee EUR for ESCMID members (Full Membership/Young Scientist Membership)
Registration Fee EUR all others
- Transport from airport / train station to hotel on April 10th
- Transport from hotel to ECCMID venue in Amsterdam on April 12th
- Dinner (2), hotel room (2 nights), breakfast (2), lunch (2) and snack
ESGAP provides several attendance grants for junior attendees and LMIC attendees. The grant covers 250 Euros of the registration fee. Please apply via the online registration form. The application deadline is 11 January 2019.
Learning objectives of the course
- To understand the pro's and con's of available quantitative measures for antimicrobial use (DDD, DOT, etc) and their denominators (per 100 patient days, admissions, etc).
- To be able to deduct quantitative measures for antimicrobial use from a raw database and present in a well – ordered and understandable fashion.
- To be able to discern and analyse changing patterns of use (total and differentiated per class).
- To be able to conduct a Point Prevalence Survey, interpret the results and present in a well -ordered and understandable fashion.
- To be able to perform a prospective audit on the quality of antimicrobial use, interpret the results and present in an well -ordered and understandable fashion.
- To be able to deduct Quality Indicators for appropriate antimicrobial use from existing guidelines.
- To be able to integrate quantitative and qualitative data as a starting point for quality improvement cycle.
- 8.30-9.00 Welcome and Introduction (Jeroen Schouten, Vera Vlahovic)
- 9.00-9.30 Measuring the quantity of antimicrobial use, the basics (Vera Vlahovic)
- 9.30-11.30 How to deduct Quantitative Measures from a raw database and how to analyse and present the data: a 5 step approach (Workshop, Stephanie Natsch, Paul van der Linden, Vera Vlahovic, Bart Hendriks, Marlot Kallen)
- 11.30-12.00 How do I do this in my own hospital / Healthcare setting? A practical example (Bart Hendriks)
- 13.00-13.30 Quality Indicators in Antimicrobial Stewardship, the basics (Marlies Hulscher)
- 13.30-15.30 How to select Quality indicators for antimicrobial use, How to interpret results and use feedback (Workshop, Marlies Hulscher, Jaap ten Oever, Jeroen Schouten, Céline Pulcini, Charis Marwick)
- 15.30-16.00 How do I do this in my own hospital / Healthcare setting? A practical example (Charis Marwick)
- 16.00-16.45 Quantity and quality measurements, is there a third way? The fate of proxy indicators (Céline Pulcini)
18.00-23.00 Walk in the polder of the Ooij, Diner and Karaoke night
- 9.00-9.30 Performing a Point Prevalence Survey, the basics (Jaap ten Oever)
- 10.00-12.00 How to conduct a Point Prevalence Survey, interpret the results and present results (Workshop, Jaap ten Oever, Diamantis Plachouras, Stephanie Natsch, Vera Vlahovic, Paul van de Linden)
- 12.00-13.00 ECDC Point Prevalance survey (Diamantis Plachouras)