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Survey of US. Doctors Reveals Challenges, Strategies for Reducing Inappropriate Antibiotic Use

Zetts and Hyun

To combat antibiotic resistance threats it’s essential to improve how antibiotics are prescribed Guest Author: By David Hyun and Rachel Zetts David Hyun, M.D., is a senior officer and Rachel Zetts, M.P.H., is an officer with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ antibiotic resistance project. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has provided a stark reminder of the numerous Read More >

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Sepsis Awareness Month: Why Sepsis Awareness Is More Important Than Ever

Dr. Denise Cardo

Denise Cardo, MD Director, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention In these unprecedented times, Sepsis Awareness Month is a moment for us to reflect on and recommit to focusing on the needs of the patient. Sepsis is the body’s extreme Read More >

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Advancing Laboratory Diagnostic Stewardship for Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Antibiotic Resistance, and Sepsis

Meeting participants engage in group discussion.

Emily Curren DVM, MPH On December 9, 2019, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) hosted a meeting at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on improving patient safety through diagnostic stewardship. Meeting attendees represented academia; federal partners; and professional, industry, and patient representative organizations. The meeting focused on identifying emerging issues in the field of Read More >

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Drawing on the past to pave the way for the future

Dr. Denise Cardo

Decennial 2020: Canceled for March The 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections will no longer occur March 26 – 30, 2020, in Atlanta, GA. More information is available at https://decennial2020.org/.    Read More >

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Urgent Care Collaborating to Address Antibiotic Resistance

Laurel Stoimenoff, PT, CHC

Laurel Stoimenoff, PT, CHC Chief Executive Officer of the Urgent Care Association The Urgent Care Association (UCA) and its members are concerned about the looming antibiotic resistance crisis. In collaboration with the College of Urgent Care Medicine (CUCM), we have decided to be part of the solution. More than 120 million patients visit urgent care Read More >

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