Category: Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use (Stewardship)

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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An Industry Perspective: Effective Antibiotic Stewardship in Urgent Care Is Achievable

J.D. Zipkin, MD, MA, Associate Medical Director at Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care There is room for improvement in antibiotic prescribing in the urgent care setting, as demonstrated by a recently published research letter by the CDC. The data showed outpatient antibiotic prescription rates for antibiotic-inappropriate conditions are highest in urgent care centers as compared to Read More >

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After Beating Cancer, Our Daughter Died from a Superbug Infection

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Guest Authors: Steve Littlejohn and Stefanie London Modern medicine as we know it relies on effective antibiotics. I learned this in the most difficult way imaginable when our daughter was on her way to beating cancer only to succumb to an antibiotic-resistant infection. When Meredith entered her senior year, she was at the top of Read More >

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Patients Should Never Be “Stuck in the Middle”

Debra Goff PharmD

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, is an associate professor and infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Julie E. Mangino, MD, FSHEA, FIDSA, is a professor of infectious diseases at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center In June 2018, The Ohio State University Infectious Diseases Institute hosted “Dental Antibiotic Stewardship Read More >

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