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November 2019

The State of Antimicrobial Stewardship In the U.S. and Nebraska

Published November 21, 2019

Antimicrobial stewardship is the coordinated efforts to prescribe antimicrobial appropriately and consume antimicrobial responsibly in order to maximize clinical outcomes while minimizing unintended consequences of antimicrobial use.  In recent years, major emphasis from the human and animal health sectors as well as public health and regulatory agencies has been placed on the implementation of antimicrobial… Read More

Educational Activities for US Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Published November 15, 2019

Next week (November 18-24, 2019) has been designated as the U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week.  In recognition of this week-long observance to promote appropriate antimicrobial use, a number of educational webinars hosted by national organizations are available.  Below is a list of free webinars planned.  Please register early. Webinar 1 Date/Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00-2:00… Read More

Governor Pete Ricketts Proclaims November 18-24 Antibiotic Awareness Week in Nebraska

Published November 6, 2019

Front row, left to right: Dr. Tom Safranek (State Epidemiologist, NE DHHS), Dr. Janine Fromm (Executive Medical Director, NE DHHS), Governor Pete Ricketts, Felicia Quintana-Zinn (Interim Deputy Director, NE DHHS), Dr. Maureen Tierney (Head of HAI/AR Team, NE DHHS), Dr. Ishrat Kamal-Ahmed (HAI/AR Epidemiologist, NE DHHS), Dr. Philip Chung (Pharmacy Coordinator, NE ASAP), Sarah Hunter… Read More

Are You Antibiotic Aware? The U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24, 2019

Published November 1, 2019

The US Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) is set to take place during the week of November 18 to 24 this year and coincide with similar events in Canada, Australia, Europe and one organized by the World Health Organization. Antibiotics are an important resource for saving lives, making their appropriate use a critical issue in healthcare. … Read More

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