Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery (ASCOM™-10)
Antibiotic Stewardship Specialist Certification (AS-BC™)

NADONA is pleased to announce two exciting new programs: A new Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery (ASCOM) and Antibiotic Stewardship Specialist Certification (AS-BC) programs.

The Certificate of Mastery Program registration is open to all NADONA members and non-members. The new NADONA Certificate of Mastery will enable Post-Acute Care and Long-Term Care facilities to fully meet the new requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the knowledge domain on Antibiotic Stewardship. The entire program can be completed online, and must be completed within 90 days of program registration. Cost is $350 for non-members and $200 for members.

The content of the program also is aligned directly with the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Upon completion of the certificate program, a certificate of achievement will be earned enabling participants to sit for the professional certification and continuing education credits will be awarded for nurses. Completion of this exciting new program can also be counted as

continuing education towards the renewal of your NADONA Infection Prevention-Board Certification.

The new professional certification is open to nursing professionals as well as pharmacists and infection preventionists. To be eligible for the board certification in antibiotic stewardship, the NADONA Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery (ASCOM) must first be completed. Upon completion of the ASCOM program, healthcare professionals may earn the certification by successfully passing the certification examination.

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For more information or for questions, contact Jan Ward via email:mailto:Jan@nadona.org

Course Objectives:

• Identify the threats of antibiotic resistance in long term care settings
• Recognize the modes of organism transmission and acquired resistance
• Describe the evidence-based methods for building a comprehensive antibiotic stewardship program

Core Modules for the Certificate Program Include:

• Overview of Antibiotic Resistance
• Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship
• Leadership Commitment
• Accountability
• Drug Expertise
• Taking Action through Policy and Practice Change to Improve Antibiotic Use
• Tracking and Reporting Antibiotic Use and Outcomes
• Ongoing Education

Learning Methods:

Didactic and Case Discussion

For more information email: Jan@nadona.org

NADONA thanks Ocean Spray for their generous educational grant for the NADONA Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery Program

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