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Where Are The Hot Spots For Antibiotic Resistance?

Categories: Health Protection, Public Health & Clinical Care Collaboration

 Antibiotic Resistance

This post originally appeared in The Health Care Blog.

In July, CDC will roll out a new way every hospital in the country can track and control drug resistant bacteria. CDC already operates the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), with more than 12,000 health care facilities participating. Now we are implementing a breakthrough program that will take control of drug resistance to the next level – the Antibiotic Use and Resistance (AUR) reporting module. The module is fully automated, capturing antibiotic prescriptions and drug susceptibility test results electronically.

A Better Way to Cure What Ails Us

Categories: Health Protection, Public Health & Clinical Care Collaboration

Blood Pressure Screening

This post originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

Annual spending on healthcare in America totals nearly $9,000 per person, accounting for more than 17% of the U.S. economy. Yet, on some of the most basic medical interventions, we’re failing.

Save Our Miracle Drugs

Categories: Health Protection, Public Health & Clinical Care Collaboration

Tablets

This post originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The Chicago Sun-Times recently reported on proposed federal legislation to develop an innovative strategy for combating antibiotic resistance. The bill was introduced by two Chicago-area representatives, Peter Roskam and Danny Davis.

Combating antibiotic resistance — bacteria outsmarting the drugs designed to kill them — is critical now, as these microbes could return us to the time when there were no antibiotics and simple infections were fatal.

Six Simple Ways to Prevent Hospital Infections and Save Your Life

Categories: Health Protection, Public Health & Clinical Care Collaboration

What Patients Can Do

This post originally appeared in Fox News.

The CDC recently reported that infection rates are down in many hospitals.

This is progress, but every day more than 200 Americans with health care-associated infections die during their hospital stay. Most of these deaths could have been prevented.

The End of Antibiotics. Can We Come Back from the Brink?

Categories: Health Protection, Public Health & Clinical Care Collaboration

CDC Director Frieden

This post originally appeared in The Health Care Blog.

Antibiotic resistance — bacteria outsmarting the drugs designed to kill them — is already here, threatening to return us to the time when simple infections were often fatal. How long before we have no effective antibiotics left?

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