The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, in partnership with the AHA, Pew Charitable Trusts and Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, today issued guidance to help small and critical access hospitals implement programs to improve antibiotic prescribing and use and reduce the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections. The resource offers practical strategies based on CDC’s core elements for antibiotic stewardship programs in hospitals, nursing homes and outpatient facilities, and continues AHA’s efforts to ensure the appropriate use of medical resources. For additional resources, visit www.aha.org/appropriateuse.  

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