Month: May 2018

Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit: A Step Forward in Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

The CDC estimates 30% of all antibiotics prescribed in outpatient setting in the US are unnecessary. Similarly 30% of antibiotics used in hospitals are estimated to be unnecessary or incorrectly prescribed. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in long-term care facilities have been found to be even higher in some studies (up to 75%). Improving antibiotic use is […]

May 7, 2018

Precious Davis, BSN, MSN on Why I Love ID

Why I Love ID: “Before beginning nursing school, I always had a strong desire to give back to my community by educating and bringing awareness to the high STD rates in Douglas County. Throughout my career, I encountered some setbacks because of lack of enough work or educational experience to work in the field. While […]

May 4, 2018


Going Global for Biopreparedness – International Workshop on High-Level Isolation

Preparedness for outbreaks of infectious diseases is a critical, global issue, and several physicians from the UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases and other team members from the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit organized and participated in the International Workshop on High-Level Isolation in late AprilĀ  The conference, which was held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), […]

May 1, 2018