Category: Antibiotic Resistance and Antibiotic Use (Stewardship)

Drawing on the past to pave the way for the future

Dr. Denise Cardo

The 6th Decennial International Conference on Healthcare Associated Infections is being reimagined into a series of virtual sessions called Decennial Day. Decennial Day will take place on Monday, April 12, 2021 and registration is free. For more information on the agenda and the speakers for Decennial Day, visit: Decennial Day at SHEA Spring 2021 Read More >

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C Diff Foundation Launches Patient, Family Support Program

C. diff. Nationwide Community Support (CDNCS)

Guest Author: Nancy Caralla Executive Director of C Diff Foundation C. difficile (C. diff.) infections are responsible for almost half a million infections and at least 15,000 deaths each year in the U.S. A C. diff. diagnosis can be traumatic. Many patients, as well as family members, experience a wide range of emotions including confusion, Read More >

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The Cost of Sepsis

Jim O’Brien Vice President of Quality and Patient SafetyOhio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital

Guest Author: Jim O’Brien Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital I am biased about sepsis, but I will try to put that aside and present an argument for why people who have day jobs like me – hospital administrators – should focus on improving sepsis care today. I am Read More >

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New Clinical Guidelines for MRSA Treatment

Author – Dr. Catherine Liu Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – both healthcare- and community-associated – has become an enormous public health problem. MRSA is responsible for about 60 percent of skin and soft tissue infections seen in emergency rooms, and invasive MRSA kills about 18,000 Read More >

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How much antibiotic use is too much?

Guest author – Elizabeth Dodds Ashley, PharmD, MHS, FCCP, BCPS Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services and Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist – University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY Although this question sounds simple on the surface, answering it is one of the biggest challenges to stewardship programs both old and new.  Unlike our infection prevention colleagues, Read More >

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