Free Webinar on Sepsis: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

Sepsis Awareness Month is here!

In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare providers and community members together in the fight against sepsis. This September, take the TIME to help save lives.

Participate in the free webinar:

The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

Appropriate antibiotic use is critical to improve patient outcomes and reduce adverse harm and antibiotic resistance. Half of all antibiotic use related to acute hospitalization for infection occurs after hospital discharge, yet most antibiotic stewardship programs don’t target prescribing at discharge. Thus, while antibiotics when prescribed appropriately can be life-saving, often times antibiotics prescribed at discharge extend beyond duration typically recommended for the infection and are inappropriate or unnecessary. Dr. Vaughn, a hospitalist physician and hospitalist lead for an initiative to improve prescribing across the state of Michigan, will address the current state of antibiotic use at discharge, discuss why providers often overprescribe at discharge, and help you work to improve prescribing, and patient outcomes, during care transitions at your institution.


Sepsis: Across The Continuum of Care Webinar
Title: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse At Discharge
Date: September 24, 2019

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Valerie Vaughn

Assistant Professor @University of Michigan Medical School and Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System
Valerie Vaughn, MD MSc is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and hospitalist physician at the University of Michigan Medical School and Ann Arbor Veteran’s Association Hospital. Her research focuses on improving the safety of hospitalized patients by combating healthcare associated infections and reducing antibiotic overuse, particularly at hospital discharge. She is Hospitalist Lead for an initiative to improve antibiotic prescribing in a 46-hospital collaborative, the Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium ( She has authored over 20 peer-reviewed papers, including high-profile articles JAMA, BMJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases, and Annals of Internal Medicine. She serves as Liaison for the Society of Hospital Medicine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and as a member of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America’s Research Committee.