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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 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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Minimizing the Impact of Antimicrobial Resistance

A Summary of the 2020-2025 CDC National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Health and life expectancy in the US…

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Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Assessment Tool

Due to the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, antibiotic stewardship is a vital function within healthcare systems to ensure that…

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

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…

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Guidance for the Use of Proton Pump Inhibitors

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) are one of the most commonly used classes of drugs, due in part to their presumed…

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

Antimicrobial stewardship is the coordinated efforts to prescribe antimicrobial appropriately and consume antimicrobial responsibly in order to maximize clinical outcomes…

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Educational Activities for US Antibiotic Awareness Week 2019

Next week (November 18-24, 2019) has been designated as the U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week.  In recognition of this week-long observance…

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

Front row, left to right: Dr. Tom Safranek (State Epidemiologist, NE DHHS), Dr. Janine Fromm (Executive Medical Director, NE DHHS),…

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

The US Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) is set to take place during the week of November 18 to 24 this…

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CMS Finalized New Conditions of Participation for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

On September 30th, 2019, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a new set of Conditions of Participation for…

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Five New Tools for the Month of May

A number of new tools have been posted during the month of May.  A brief description of each tool is…

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