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Minimizing the Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Summary of the 2020-2025 CDC National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Published November 18, 2021

Health and life expectancy in the US have improved due to the reduction in deaths caused by bacterial infections achieved through discovery and development of antibiotics, improved hygiene and sanitation, and vaccinations. However, the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance presents challenges to current infection prevention and treatment strategies. According to the CDC, it is… Read More

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Assessment Tool

Published November 25, 2020

Due to the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, antibiotic stewardship is a vital function within healthcare systems to ensure that antibiotics are being used appropriately. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines antibiotic stewardship as “the effort to measure antibiotic prescribing; to improve antibiotic prescribing by clinicians and use by patients so that… Read More

Why Antimicrobial Stewardship Matters: A Summary of the 2019 CDC Report on Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the US

Published November 18, 2020

Source: CDC Antibiotic Threats in the United States, 2019. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/pdf/threats-report/2019-ar-threats-report-508.pdf In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated report of Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States. This update is the first since 2013 and comes with an updated and expanded list of threats as seen in the… Read More

Guidance for the Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Published August 25, 2020

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) are one of the most commonly used classes of drugs, due in part to their presumed safety and tolerability. These drugs work by blocking gastric acid secretion, giving them a vital role in the management of acid-related disorders such as Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome or erosive esophagitis. As PPI use has continued to… Read More

The U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week Kicks Off Today

Published November 12, 2018

          Today marks the start of the start of the U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week.  Below is a list of suggests from the CDC on how to participate in this annual observance: Use and share Be Antibiotic Aware educational materials Join leaders worldwide and make a commitment to The AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance)… Read More

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