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Category: Antibiotic use

The Power of Antibiotic Stewardship in Patient Care


Author: Don Goldmann, MD Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Institute for Healthcare Improvement Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Harvard Medical School Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, and Epidemiology Harvard School of Public Health For the past several years, IHI has been actively engaged in working with a wide variety of acute care hospitals in partnership Read More >

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Sometimes the Safest Prescription is “Wait and See”


Guest Author – Adam L. Hersh, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases University of Utah Get Smart About Antibiotics Week is a great opportunity to call attention to a priority that we all share: preserving the effectiveness of antibiotics for the future. Doctors and other practitioners on the front-lines of Read More >

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Preserving Antibiotic Effectiveness: Everybody’s Responsibility


Guest Author – Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD Director, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy To many, antibiotic resistance may seem like an evergreen issue that reappears in the news cycle periodically. However, recent reports of the emergence and spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, described in CDC’s March 2013 Vital Signs Report remind us that we stand Read More >

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When Antibiotics Lead to Deadly Diarrhea…

Author – Matthew Wayne MD, CMD, Chief Medical Officer for CommuniCare Family of Companies, President of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) So, you’ve recently taken antibiotics and you’ve now developed a case of disturbing diarrhea. Should you be concerned? Maybe so… Antibiotic-associated diarrhea refers to diarrhea that develops in a person who is taking Read More >

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Addressing Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes – It Starts with a Conversation

Author – Nimalie Stone MD, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you have read in the posts from our academic and clinical partners, much work needs to be done to impact the systems and behaviors driving antibiotic use in the nursing home setting. We believe many of the principles Read More >

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