Antibiotic Stewardship: A Roadmap to Implementing Programs in Small & Rural Hospitals - June 23

Time: 12:00 PM


Webinar: 12 to 1 pm


Complimentary to staff at IHA member hospitals and health systems.

Registration includes program material and one phone/Internet connection. We encourage multiple staff from the same facility to submit one registration for the group and gather together to participate on one phone/Internet connection.

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Antibiotics have transformed medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable. Unfortunately, almost one-third of antibiotics prescribed in U.S. hospitals are either unnecessary or suboptimal. Unnecessary exposure to antibiotics places patients at risk for adverse events and contributes to antibiotic resistance, a serious public health threat.

Join us for a two-part webinar series to learn about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) framework and guidance in implementing antibiotic stewardship programs. Both webinars will draw from the CDC guidance document, Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals.

The first webinar will cover the core elements of antibiotic stewardship and practical strategies for small and rural hospitals build their own program. The second webinar will address the second half of the CDC’s core elements and review practical strategies, including tracking, reporting, and opportunities to provide patient and staff education.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $824,375 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit


Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to: 

  • State the CDC’s core elements of an antibiotic stewardship program;

  • List practical strategies to support program implementation; and 

  • Discuss ways to educate patients and staff

Who Should Attend

This event is open to IHA small and rural hospital members. Staff in the following areas will benefit:

  • Antibiotic stewardship teams

  • Pharmacy

  • Nursing

  • Infection prevention

  • Quality and patient safety


Jenny Winkler, MPH, CIC, CPPS, Director of Safety, Quality and Health Policy, Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality, IHA
Winkler works with hospitals to support and enhance their patient safety and quality work. She has more than 13 years of experience in healthcare, with extensive knowledge and expertise in infection prevention, patient safety, quality improvement and project management.