Education in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Idea Exchange (EASIE)

Join an expert infectious diseases panel for education and open discussion about antimicrobial stewardship! Our goal is to optimize antibiotic use, prevent antimicrobial resistance, improve patient safety, and share best practices. Learn about important antimicrobial stewardship topics such as:

  • Core elements of an effective program
  • National guidelines and regulatory requirements
  • Focused discussions on infectious disease conditions
  • Healthcare system and quality improvement project updates

The format for each session is a 15 minute topic presentation followed by 15 minutes of open discussion with Q&A.

Expert Clinical Panel

  • John J. Veillette, PharmD, BCPS - Intermountain Telehealth Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
  • Todd J. Vento, MD, MPH - Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Telehealth Service

Program Consultants

  • Whitney R. Buckel, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID) - System Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist Manager
  • Eddie A. Stenehjem, MD, MS - Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship

Scheduled 2020 Sessions (12:00-12:30 p.m. MT)

  • January - No Session (Winter Break)
  • February 26 - Urgent care stewardship project and system dashboard, Stewardship regulatory update | Video presentation | Slides
  • March 25 - Removal of routine pre-op urine screening
  • April 22 - Use of MRSA nasal swabs in pneumonia | Session Cancelled
  • June 24 - System pharmacy update
  • July - No session (Summer Break)
  • August 26 - Antibiotic timeouts
  • September 23 - TBD
  • October 28 - TBD
  • November 18 - TBD
  • December - No session (Holiday Break)

*Topics subject to change

2019 Sessions

  • January 23, 2019 - Stewardship regulatory requirements (5 min), Main Topic - Influenza update & patient cases | Video presentation | Slides
  • June 26, 2019 - Asymptomatic bacteriuria in the ED (Bear River and other sites as available) | Video presentation | Slides
  • July 24, 2019 - No session (Summer Break)
  • August 28, 2019 - Comparative system data for cystitis and pyelonephritis management in the ED | Video presentation | Slides
  • December 25, 2019 - No session

2018 Sessions

*Continuing education credits not available due to session length.