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Category: Antibiotic use

Antibiotic Stewardship: Using Evidence-Based Safe Prescribing Practices

Guest Author – Jason G. Newland, MD MEd FPIDS Medical Director of Patient Safety and Systems Reliability Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri Antibiotic resistance is one of the nation’s most pressing public health threats. Yesterday CDC led several important discussions at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. This forum is a Read More >

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White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship

Author: CDC The White House is convening the Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to bring together key human and animal health constituencies involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to improve antibiotic use (antibiotic stewardship) nationwide. The United States government departments and agencies, along with key human and animal Read More >

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Antibiotic Resistance: Urgent Health Threat Jeopardizing Modern Medicine

Antibiotic resistance, the ability of bacteria to resist the effects of drugs, is perhaps the single most important infectious disease threat of our time.  Although some people are at greater risk than others, no one can completely avoid the risk of antibiotic-resistant infections. These infections affect real people and they can be horrible for patients. Read More >

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Antimicrobial Stewardship – a concept we must all embrace

Jennie L. Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC

Guest Author: Jennie L. Mayfield, BSN, MPH, CIC2014 President, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) A retrospective study from The University of Texas College of Pharmacy published in the October issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), found that C. difficile infections (CDI) nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010 in Read More >

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Antibiotic resistance: Know your ABC’s

Crystal Heishman MSN, RN, CIC, ONC

Guest Author: Crystal Heishman MSN, RN, CIC, ONC Infection preventionist at the University of Louisville Hospital As healthcare providers and patients, we have long heard the warnings about the dangers and eminent threat of antibiotic resistance. Bacteria have continually adapted to antibiotics, becoming increasingly resistant to many of the medications used to treat them. Resistance Read More >

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