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Category: Antibiotic use

Presidential Proclamation Marks Get Smart About Antibiotics Week Nov. 16-22, More than 120 Partners Join to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Backed by a Presidential Proclamation, Get Smart About Antibiotics Week—which kicked off today—aims to raise awareness about the threat of antibiotic resistance and improve appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. Antibiotic resistance—when germs no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them—threatens to take us back to the days when minor infections could kill. The Read More >

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Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria convene for inaugural meeting

Members with HHS Secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, at the first meeting of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Sept. 29 in D.C. Photo credit: Ellen Wan.

The recently-appointed members of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria convened in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 for its first public meeting. The Advisory Council—which includes Dr. Beth Bell, Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at CDC, as a non-voting member—is comprised of human and animal health Read More >

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A Nurse’s Personal Story of Sepsis and a Healthcare-associated Infection

Sherrie Dornberger

Guest Author: Sherrie Dornberger RN, GDCN, CADDCT, CDP, CDONA, FACDONA Executive Director, National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA) As a professional nurse turned patient, I have personally experienced the turmoil caused by poor healthcare delivery. I became a victim to a healthcare-associated infection (HAI), amongst other medical issues, while Read More >

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Incorporating Antibiotic Stewardship into the Care of Residents in Nursing Homes

Richard L. Gelula, MSW

Guest Author: Richard Gelula, MSW Executive Director, The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Among the most important responsibilities in caring for people in nursing homes and other long-term care settings is taking the time to learn what the person or resident wants and needs. This requires sufficient numbers of staff and also people Read More >

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Consultant Pharmacists Can Help Improve Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes

Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCPP, CGP, FASCP

Guest Author: Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCPP, CGP, FASCP Professor, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Practice and Science UMB School of Pharmacy Director, Clinical and Educational Programs of Peter Lamy Center Drug Therapy and Aging As a consultant pharmacist, I work with nursing homes and their inter-professional teams to meet the medication needs of all residents. I Read More >

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