Session date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hartford Health Center
110 Loan Oak Lane
Hartford, WI 53027
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 1.00 NP Contact Hours

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Program Description: 

Antibiotics cost the health care system billions of dollars each year, and treating conditions such as acute bronchitis adds to the cost. Current guidelines recommend against antibiotic treatment for acute bronchitis in adults who are otherwise healthy because overuse can lead to antibiotic resistance and harmful side effects. 

ABIM’s Choosing Wisely goal is to reduce the use of tests and treatments that are overused according to national medical specialty societies.The focus on antibiotic overuse was driven by estimates from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that more than half the antibiotics used in the United States are prescribed unnecessarily or used improperly.National prescribing rate is 72%;FMCW baseline rate was 64%.The goal of the Choosing Wisely Grant is to reduce antibiotic prescribing rate by 20% through defined interventions including CME/ Academic detailing.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 150930.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 
  1. Identify the clinical and economic burden of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing including accelerating the prevalence of antibiotic resistance and contributing to community C-diff colonization and infection rates.
  2. Incorporate clinical guidelines in ruling out alternative diagnoses of pneumonia, asthma, sinusitis, influenza, pertussis and COPD exacerbation.
  3. Through use of the Community Outpatient Antibiogram identify the most effective antibiotics of choice when necessary to prescribe
  4. Know how to access new Epic acute bronchitis smart set.
  5. Know how to access patient educational materials and messaging to educate patients and enhance patient satisfaction.
Faculty & credentials: 

Activity Directors:
Gregory Blommel, MD
Njeri Wainaina, MD

Planning Committee Members:
Sara Revolinski
Laura Schwartz, NP
Katie Westover

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME Coordinator Contact Information

Elizabeth Heimerl-Rolland
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-4895