Public Health Region 11 Antimicrobial Stewardship Regional Advisory Committee Agenda

April 16, 2024 - 10:30 am

United States

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  1. Welcome, call to order, and roll call
  2. Consideration of October 3, 2023, draft meeting minutes
  3. Survey development subcommittee update
    1. Finalize a survey asking about Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS) support
  4. Vote to expand the subcommittees to other Public Health Regions’ (PHRs) ASRAC committee chairs
  5. Discuss priorities for AS education using readily available AS educational resources from organizations including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology in America (SHEA)
  6. Update from hospital-acquired infection (HAI) epidemiologists on any issues identified from infection prevention assessments of nursing homes
  7. Antibiotic use and AS education support for Texas-Mexico border of PHR 11
  8. Public comment
  9. Set next meeting date
  10. Adjourn

The committee may act on any agenda item.

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