The Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria seeks input through Jan. 7 on recommended priority areas for combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria in 2020 through 2025 based on the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. For more on the request for information, see the online comment form. The council also will explore priority areas with stakeholders at its Jan. 30-31 public meeting. AHA has provided previous input on the plan.
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