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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

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

Web-Based Education Improves Awareness of Nurses on Antimicrobial Stewardship in LTCF

Published September 12, 2017

Nurses are a pivotal part of antimicrobial stewardship (AS) in all healthcare settings including long-term care facilities (LTCF).  Providing AS education to healthcare providers such as nurses is not only a part of the CDC AS core elements, it may also help reduce inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing.  A recently published study assessed the impact of a… Read More

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