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CDC – Empowering Nurses to Protect Themselves and Their Patients: Nurses Role in Antibiotic Stewardship

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT.

Program Description: The CDC estimates that at least 2 million people are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria and at least 23,000 people die each year as a result of those infections. As the most trusted profession that spends that most time with patients, the nurses’ presence and leadership in developing antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) is essential.
This webinar will use the ANA and CDC white paper as the framework to describe the problem of antibiotics resistance, embrace the nurses expanded role in hospital ASPs and describe key reasons for nurse leaders to be engaged with antimicrobial stewardship.
Please join us as this webinar will also discuss faculty and student roles in antibiotic stewardship and the significance of adherence to clinical practice guidelines in the educational setting.


Welcome- Erica Tindall, CDC

Introduction- Seun Ross, ANA

Featured Organizations

  • National Student Nurses Association
  • Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
  • National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists

Closing - Erica Tindall, CDC


Barbara A. S. Gilbert, MSN, RN, CIC - Infection Prevention Nurse

Barbara has been a registered nurse for over 34 years; has served as the Infection Control Nurse at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, since August 2009; and is certified in Infection Control. She supports a variety of inpatient units to include medical-surgical and behavioral health wards and the Operating Room; and clinics, such as Internal Medicine, Medical subspecialties, General Surgery and Surgical subspecialties, and patient-centered medical homes. Barbara is involved in infection prevention and control activities across the organization and continuum of care -- from our organization's infection risk assessment, to teaching classes at the hospital and unit level, to The Joint Commission readiness, to rounding in the units she supports, to surveillance for health care associated infections.

Chris Shakula, RN, MS, CNS-BC, CIC - Infection Preventionist

Chris Shakula received her Master’s Degree from Purdue University Calumet and Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Indiana University Northwest.  She is employed by Franciscan Health Crown Point as an Infection Preventionist.  She is Board Certified in Infection Prevention and Control and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.  Recognized as an expert in infection prevention, Chris has 25 years of nursing experience.

Chris is a member of several professional organizations including Sigma Theta Tau International, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Trisha Mims, RN, MBA, HCM - Director of Programs and Education

Prior to her current role, Trisha served as the Health Center Director, Office of Practice, School of Nursing at Johnson City Community Health Centers, Johnson City, TN, where she was responsible for leadership and administration, personnel, financial and operating results. She also assisted in the development of community alliances and developing and implementing operational policies.   

She is a Veteran of the United States Navy where she served over 9 years on active duty. Clinically, Ms. Mims has spent time in medical surgery, the operating room, and community health.

Ms. Mims earned a B.A. in Biology from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, and B.S.  in Nursing from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX. She went on to earn both a MBA in Health Care Management, and MS in Nursing from University of Phoenix, in AZ.   

This webinar offers free continuing education for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Health Educators, Pharmacists, Medical Residents, Epidemiologists, Laboratorians, and Administrators.