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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

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

Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Efforts Across Different Healthcare Settings

Published August 8, 2018

 The CDC recommends implementation of antimicrobial stewardship efforts across various healthcare settings (acute, post-acute and long-term, and ambulatory care) as a way to improve antimicrobial prescribing and ultimately to improve patient safety and care.  Although various antimicrobial stewardship guidance documents serve as outlines for implementation, they are not detailed plans on how to bring AS… Read More

New CDC Antibiotic Stewardship Training Targets Outpatient Settings

Published July 18, 2018

This week, CDC launched the second installment of the free web-based antibiotic stewardship training.  The first installment, which include 3 modules, was launched in February this year.  It provided an overview on the threat of antibiotic resistance and the benefits of antimicrobial stewardship programs in combating this threat.  The current installment, which is divided in… Read More

What Happened at the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit?

Published June 8, 2018

After almost a year of planning, the First Annual Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit convened on Friday, June 1st, 2018 in La Vista, NE.  This conference is the first of its kind in Nebraska in which information on antimicrobial stewardship in various healthcare settings is the focus of the meeting.  The conference center was abuzz with… Read More

CDC Launched Web-Based Training on Antibiotic Stewardship

Published February 21, 2018

In order to improve health care providers’ understanding on the threats of antibiotic resistance and the role of antibiotic stewardship program in combating these threats, CDC launched the first of a 4-part web-based series on antibiotic stewardship training. In this first part of the self-paced, knowledge-based training program (course number WB2968), health care providers are… Read More

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