Marcus Gitterle, M.D. presented "Antibiotic Stewardship in Wound Care" at the TMF Health Quality Institute QIN-QIO Event on April 11, 2018. Dr. Gitterle focused on actionable strategies for optimizing antibiotic utilization and improving outcomes in high-risk populations.
Gleaned from his experiences as an Antibiotic Stewardship champion in the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital system in the San Antonio region, Dr. Gitterle presented to the audience of approximately 300 physicians and healthcare administrators strategies such as improving integration between the Emergency Department, HOPDs, ID consultants, and Hospitalist teams.
In addition, Dr. Gitterle presented data on the use of advanced PCR-based diagnostic strategies to improve outcomes over conventional microbial identification technologies, and rubrics for improving case management in non-infectious conditions commonly misdiagnosed as skin infections.
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