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Antimicrobial Stewardship: Preserving the Future

The clinicians involved in antimicrobial stewardship at UNMC, Nebraska Medicine, and Nebraska ASAP will be discussing the role antimicrobial stewardship play in various health care settings.  We will be posting daily during Antibiotic Awareness Week covering topics including stewardship in larger hospitals, small/critical access hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory settings.

The introductory blog post titled “Antimicrobial Stewardship: Preserving the Future” was written by Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld, Medical Director of Nebraska Medicine/UNMC Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.  This post highlighted the rationale for establishing antimicrobial stewardship programs in various health care settings.

Below is an excerpt from the introductory blog post by Dr. Van Schooneveld:

“Antimicrobials were an amazing discovery and have been appropriately credited, along with vaccination and sanitation, with the significant improvements in human life expectancy over the last century…Unfortunately, we now live in an era where the utility of these amazing agents is threatened by the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance…”   

To read the complete blog post, please visit the UNMC ID Division blog at

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