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Pharmacy OneSource Announces Free Webinar on Measuring Efforts on Antibiotic Stewardship

The presenter, Arjun Srinivasan, MD is the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, is hosting a complimentary webinar with Arjun Srinivasan, MD in "Measuring Efforts to Improve Antibiotic Use in Hospitals."

Measurement remains an important and largely unmet need for efforts to improve antibiotic use in hospitals through stewardship programs. This talk by Dr. Srinivasan will review a variety of the current challenges and opportunities in measurement related to antibiotic stewardship. A key focus will be on the Antibiotic Use Option of the National Healthcare Safety Network.

Measuring Efforts to Improve Antibiotic Use in Hospitals
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Register: www.pharmacyonesource.com/webinars

About the Presenter
Arjun Srinivasan, MD is the Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is board certified in Infectious Diseases. Before coming to CDC he was as Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he was the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Management Program and the associate hospital epidemiologist. His primary responsibilities include oversight and coordination of efforts to eliminate healthcare associated infections. His research and investigative areas of concentration include outbreak investigations, infection control, multi-drug resistant gram negative pathogens and antimicrobial use.

From 2006-2010, he led the CDC's healthcare outbreak investigations team. In 2008, he assumed the medical directorship of a new CDC campaign called "Get Smart for Healthcare" which is designed to improve the use of antimicrobials in in-patient healthcare facilities. Dr. Srinivasan has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals on his research in healthcare epidemiology, infection control and antimicrobial use and resistance.

About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries worldwide, clinicians rely on Wolters Kluwer Health's market leading information-enabled tools and software solutions throughout their professional careers from training to research to practice. Major brands include Health Language®, Lexicomp®, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Medicom®, Medi-Span®, Medknow, Ovid®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical and UpToDate®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2013 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).

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