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Nebraska ASAP is committed to bringing you the must up to date information on all things related to antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic resistance.  The team regularly publishes blog posts on relevant topics for pharmacists and healthcare providers.

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The Antimicrobial Advocate, Volume 1, Issue 1

January 2024  

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Training

CDC Launched Web-Based Training on Antibiotic Stewardship

In order to improve health care providers’ understanding on the threats of antibiotic resistance and the role of antibiotic stewardship…

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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…

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Guidance – Acute Care Hospitals

Antibiotic Use Tracking Resources and Guidance

Tracking antibiotic use is a core antimicrobial stewardship activity that provides the necessary data to guide stewardship interventions and improve…

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CDC Updates Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

In November 2019, CDC revised the Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to provide an updated framework to assist…

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Establishing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Small and Critical Access Hospitals

In 2014, the CDC published The Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to assist acute care facilities implement antimicrobial…

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Guidance – Long-Term Care

Antibiotic Use Tracking Resources and Guidance

Tracking antibiotic use is a core antimicrobial stewardship activity that provides the necessary data to guide stewardship interventions and improve…

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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Guidance – Outpatient Clinics

New CDC Antibiotic Stewardship Training Targets Outpatient Settings

This week, CDC launched the second installment of the free web-based antibiotic stewardship training.  The first installment, which include 3…

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Antimicrobial Drug Information

Summary of 8 Antibiotic Myths for Infectious Disease Clinicians

Summary of 8 Antibiotic Myths for Infectious Disease Clinicians By Savona Bateman, PharmD candidate 2024   Antibiotic usage frequently has…

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Penicillin Allergy Risk Low? Challenge with PO!

More evidence supports that proceeding directly to an oral penicillin challenge in patients who are low risk for penicillin allergy.…

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Nebraska DHHS HAN | Update: COVID-19 therapeutics updates and antibiotic shortages

On November 7, 2022, Ne DHHS released a HAN regarding COVID-19 therapeutics updates & shortages of oseltamivir, amoxicillin, & amoxicillin-clavulanate.…

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National shortage of Tamiflu (oseltamivir)

Pharmacies are experiencing a national shortage of oseltamivir suspension and capsules and very few doses remain available. Oseltamivir can be…

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Antibiotic Awareness

Antibiotic Myths Continued

Myths 5-8 Continued from Wednesday Antibiotic usage frequently has rapidly changing recommendations.    This summary reviews myths 5-8 of the top…

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Summary of 8 Antibiotic Myths for Infectious Disease Clinicians

Summary of 8 Antibiotic Myths for Infectious Disease Clinicians By Savona Bateman, PharmD candidate 2024   Antibiotic usage frequently has…

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Penicillin Allergy Risk Low? Challenge with PO!

More evidence supports that proceeding directly to an oral penicillin challenge in patients who are low risk for penicillin allergy.…

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CDC Designates November 13-19, 2017 Antibiotic Awareness Week

CDC has designated November 13-19, 2017 as Antibiotic Awareness Week.  Formerly known as Get Smart About Antibiotic Week, the goal…

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