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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

Management of Common Infections in Long-Term Care

Published July 25, 2018

During the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit on June 1st, 2018, Dr. Christopher Crnich from the University of Wisconsin at Madison delivered an excellent review on the management of common infections in long-term care.  Dr. Crnich reviewed the management of Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), and what he called ‘pus infections’ which included urinary tract infections (UTI),… Read More

AMDA Publishes ASP Policy Template for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings

Published November 7, 2017

Antibiotic use is common in long-term care facility (LTCF) with 70% of residents receiving at least one course of systemic antibiotic every year.  A significant proportion of the antibiotic use (40% to 75%) in nursing homes has been found to be unnecessary or inappropriate.  Antibiotic exposure drives selection for multidrug resistant organisms and C difficile infections. … Read More

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