The Application of Antimicrobial Stewardship Principles to Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: "Do I Really Need to Give Everyone Vancomycin?"
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
1) understand the need for improved antimicrobial use.
2) identify bacterial pathogens associated with various skin and soft tissue infections and choose a treatment regimen to target these pathogens.
Professional practice gap to be addressed: Known that most cellulitis is due to beta-hemolytic strep, yet treatment for MSRA is often included. Frequent over-treatment of skin and soft tissue infection with unnecessarily broad spectrum antimicrobials.
Target audience: Physicians, mid-level providers, nurses