Diagnostic Stewardship as a Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship – Tufts Medicine’s Shira Doron, MD
Please join us for this month’s Levy CIMAR Science Talk from our own Shira Doron, MD, who among her many titles is Chief Infection Control Officer for Tufts Medicine where she oversees Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship. She is also the chair of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Centers of Excellence Subcommittee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and serves as a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Antimicrobial Resistance Program. Dr. Doron will present on “Diagnostic Stewardship as a Tool for Antimicrobial Stewardship” on Thursday, October 26th, at 12 noon.
Antimicrobial misuse and overuse are known problems in patient care, resulting in the rising prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) pathogens. Antimicrobial stewardship is a collection of clinical practices designed to turn the tide against AMR. Diagnostic stewardship is just one of these practices and entails ordering appropriate tests for individual patients at the right time, improving clinical care. Dr. Doron leads antimicrobial stewardship efforts including diagnostic stewardship efforts for Tufts Medicine. You can learn more about her work here and more about TMC’s antimicrobial stewardship services here.