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Category: Healthcare-associated infections

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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Protect Nursing Home Residents by Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes

NimalieStone

Author: Nimalie Stone, MD Medical Epidemiologist, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Improving the use of antibiotics in healthcare is critical to protect patients and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. In nursing homes, antibiotics are frequently prescribed medications; as many as 70% of residents receive antibiotics over the course of a year. However, a Read More >

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The Role of the Clinical Environment of Care in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP, PLNC, CSRN, CHESP, VA-BC, FACDONA

Guest Author: J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP, PLNC, CSRN, CHESP, VA-BC, FACDONA Industry Liaison, Board of Directors Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), A Personal Membership Group of the American Hospital Association Today, I’m here at CDC with the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) to talk with CDC about critical issues Read More >

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Harnessing Home Care in Early Sepsis Recognition

Al Cardillo Executive Vice President Home Care Association of New York State (HCA)

Guest Author: Al Cardillo Executive Vice President Home Care Association (HCA) of New York State Early recognition of potential sepsis symptoms, rapid referral for confirmatory diagnosis, and swift intervention are imperative to protect patients. Health system leaders and practitioners need to put protocols and practices in place to advance early recognition and intervention to save Read More >

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The Long Tail of Sepsis

Hallie C. Prescott, MD, MSc

Guest Author: Hallie C. Prescott, MD, MSc Pulmonary and Critical Care University of Michigan Ann Arbor VA Hospital I am an intensive care unit (ICU) doctor. Ever since I began medical training, I was drawn to the ICU. I love the challenge of caring for the sickest patients. I love being part of a large Read More >

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