Antibiotic Stewardship

Aug 24, 2018
In children, antibiotics are the leading cause of emergency department visits for adverse drug events, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published yesterday in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. The study estimates that 70,000 children 19 years…
Jul 23, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship today released the second in a four-part online training course on antibiotic stewardship. Additional segments will be released later this year. Completing the free training counts as an improvement activity…
Jun 28, 2018
The AHA Physician Alliance frames all resources and services within three fundamental values: Lead Well. Be Well. Care Well. Care Well prioritizes better health for patients and communities, and provides hands-on, care improvement opportunities for clinical teams. AHA members are invited to be part…
Apr 16, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released Spanish versions of its most popular materials to educate health care providers and consumers about appropriate use of antibiotics and prevent the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Print materials also can be ordered at…
Apr 3, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today urged state and local health departments and health care facilities to work with its Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network to implement a coordinated strategy to prevent the spread of unusual germs that are resistant to all or most antibiotics or can…
Feb 21, 2018
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship yesterday released the first in a four-part online training course on antibiotic stewardship. Additional segments will be released later this year. Completing the free training counts as an improvement activity under…
Jul 14, 2017
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…
Jul 5, 2017
Two common antibiotics can help hospital outpatients heal from small skin infections involving Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, according to a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine. Funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, the study…
Mar 22, 2017
As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings, South Nassau Communities Hospital created an ongoing multidisciplinary task force to help improve processes in four areas: environmental cleaning practices, overprescribing antibiotics, inappropriate diagnostic testing and clinical care of C.diff patients.
As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings, South Nassau Communities Hospital created an ongoing multidisciplinary task force to help improve processes in four areas: environmental cleaning practices, overprescribing antibiotics, inappropriate…
Nov 18, 2016
This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been shining a light on antibiotic resistance through their Get Smart about Antibiotics Week campaign. We have been pleased to take part in activities marking the week, which culminated with a global Twitter Chat today. You can join the…