The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced the AMR Challenge, a year-long effort to accelerate the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. More than 100 organizations, including the AHA, have committed to building on the progress to date. “Our shared commitment to confront this threat is critical to all American communities and companies, protecting our progress in health care outcomes, food production and even life expectancy,” said CDC Director Robert Redfield. HHS Secretary Alex Azar will launch the challenge tonight at a 7 p.m. ET event during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, which AHA Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt, D.O., will attend. The initiative builds on U.S. momentum since 2015 to support the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, including antibiotic use commitments made at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. For more on antimicrobial stewardship and resources for hospitals, visit www.aha.org.
As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings,
Despite implementing universal gloving, an increased emphasis on hand hygiene and antibiotic stewardship measures, the facility ended the year with
Antibiotic Stewardship: Correct Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Correct Dose, and Diagnosis
Antibiotic stewardship was implemented in 2011 and focuses on five 'D's': Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Dose and Diag
National attention to the issue of antibiotic stewardship is increasing.
Media Advisory: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a call to action on antibiotic stewardship.
The Evaluation and Research on Antimicrobial Stewardship's Effect on Clostridium difficile (ERASE C. difficile) Project