Division of Infectious Diseases

What Patient Safety Means To Us – Part 1

As mentioned on Monday, patient safety is a primary focus of our work, particularly in Infection Control and Epidemiology. To really highlight the commitment to this initiative, we wanted to share a series on what patient safety means to us and a few examples of how we have implemented that into our work.   Per Dr. Mark Rupp,  Division Chief and Medical Director of Infection… Continue Reading

Patient Safety Awareness Week

“4 in 10 Americans say they have experienced a medical error in their own care or in the care of a loved one.” Preventable Harm is critical to reduce in healthcare. It is a major cause of death, disability and costs, therefore the Institute for Healthcare Improvement created an initiative of Patient Safety Awareness Week from March 11 to the 17th. The mission is to… Continue Reading

Match Day – Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Today is the day in which “the MATCH” happens for our 2018 students. This morning, at 11 AM they will find out if they matched into a residency program and this Friday, March 16, they will find out where they matched. Match Day is a day full of anxiety, excitement and some trepidation as you find out if you need to move, what city and… Continue Reading

Happy International Women’s Day! Meet the Women Faculty of UNMC ID

March 8, International Women’s Day, was created as a day to recognize the women’s rights movements around the world. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress, fueled by ongoing global activism and advocacy for women’s rights in all facets of life. In an age where more women than men are enrolled in US medical schools, and 52% of adult Infectious Disease Fellows are women,  young aspiring female doctors may… Continue Reading

New Staff Spotlight – Danny Schroeder, PharmD

Tell us about the position you are starting:  I have recently started my role at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue as an Antimicrobial Stewardship pharmacist. I reach out to physicians at Nebraska Medicine Bellevue to discuss antibiotic therapy and try to obtain the best and safest therapy for our patients here. In addition, I work with Dr. Jasmine Marcelin in this role, she helps guide me with her… Continue Reading

CROI 2018 – The Official UNMC ID Guide of Where We Will Be!

CROI 2018 is here and we want to be sure YOU know where to find us in Boston. Below is the list of faculty presentations and posters from our Division. Come visit us at CROI – We would LOVE to meet you! Find us on Twitter @UNMC_ID ; #UNMCID Content courtesy of Kim Scarsi, Sue Swindells and the entire HIV group at UNMC ID Oral presentations:… Continue Reading

Stewardship-driven Ertapenem Restriction: Can Reduced Utilization Affect the Antibiogram?

In this article review we learn about the impact of a large-scale, multi-institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship Intervention on significantly reducing the overall use of ertapenem without subsequent downstream effect on carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) non-susceptibility patterns. Delgado A, Gawrys GW, Duhon BM, Lee GC (2017). Impact of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative on Ertapenem Use and Carbapenem Susceptibilities at Four Community Hospitals. J Infect Dis Ther 5: 341…. Continue Reading