Antibiotic Stewardship

In this webinar, learn more about these current and future measures to reduce contamination rates and improve the accuracy of blood culture results, and the practice change initiative of the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) to benchmark blood culture contamination rates and drive evidence-based…
After declining in recent years, antimicrobial-resistant infections starting during hospitalization grew 15% from 2019 to 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today, based on limited data for 2020.
A report highlighting key findings from STRIVE (States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement) - a national initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and aimed at improving infection control practices and strengthening health care-associated infection…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today updated its Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to reflect experience and evidence since releasing the elements of successful stewardship programs in 2014.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last night celebrated nearly 350 organizations, including the AHA, during the UN General Assembly in New York for their commitment to combat antimicrobial resistance as part of The AMR Challenge.
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved a new antibiotic to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
The number of U.S. hospitals with an antibiotic stewardship program that meets all core elements recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention almost doubled between 2014 and 2017 to 3,816, according to a new report by the CDC.
In a commentary published in Academic Medicine, experts outline how academic medicine, medical education, public health agencies, hospital associations and health systems can help small community and critical access hospitals overcome resource and other challenges to implement successful antibiotic…