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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

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

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 12-18, 2018

Published November 6, 2018

This year the U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) will run between November 12 to 18.  Organized by the CDC, this week long campaign brings awareness to healthcare professionals and the public on the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of using antibiotic appropriately. The CDC has prepared a partner toolkit for institutions that want… Read More

Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting

Published November 17, 2017

Antimicrobial stewardship is not only about inpatient antimicrobial prescribing.  Inappropriate outpatient antibiotic prescribing has contributed to the development of resistant organisms.  Nebraska is one of the leading states in the country contributing to the problem of inappropriate outpatient antibiotic prescribing.  Recognizing this as a national issue with global implications, in 2014 the President called for… Read More

Nebraska ASAP Efforts to Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities in Long-Term Care Facilities Across the State

Published November 15, 2017

Antibiotic use is common in long-term care facilities (LTCF) with 70% of residents receiving at least one course of systemic antibiotic every year.  A significant proportion of this antibiotic use (40% to 75%) is either unnecessary or inappropriate.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will require all LTCF to have an antimicrobial stewardship program… Read More

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Nebraska Medicine

Published November 14, 2017

Since 2004, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at Nebraska Medicine (www.nebraskamed.com/ASP) has been assisting prescribers determine the best antimicrobials for their patients’ infections and when to avoid giving antibiotics.  The philosophy of the program is not to restrict access to these life-saving medications but to guide clinicians in the optimal use of these potentially dangerous… Read More

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Preserving the Future

Published November 13, 2017

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… Read More

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts Signs Proclamation Declaring November 13 to 19 Antibiotic Awareness Week

Published November 9, 2017

On November 8th, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a Proclamation in the Nebraska State Capitol declaring November 13 to 19, 2017 Antibiotic Awareness Week which coincides with CDC efforts to highlight the same issue.  The proclamation signing was largely due to the efforts of Dr. Maureen Tierney, leader of the Nebraska’s Healthcare Associated Infections Program, who… Read More

CDC Designates November 13-19, 2017 Antibiotic Awareness Week

Published October 24, 2017

CDC has designated November 13-19, 2017 as Antibiotic Awareness Week.  Formerly known as Get Smart About Antibiotic Week, the goal of this one-week observance is to raise awareness of appropriate antibiotic use in the United States.  As in previous years, CDC has suggested a list of activities to promote appropriate antibiotic use which include: Highlight… Read More

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