Division of Infectious Diseases

Publication Alert: De-Isolation of COVID19 Patients

Content by Dr. Clayton Mowrer, 2021 UNMC ID graduate. Early in the pandemic, it became clear that patients with COVID-19 can demonstrate prolonged detection of viral RNA (as along as weeks to months), which can lead to prolonged hospitalizations, especially for those patients with more severe disease. One of the difficulties often encountered in managing these patients was in determining how long they were required to be in isolation. Initially, the policy… Continue Reading

Biopreparedness Training in ID Fellowship

Content provided by Drs. Hewlett, Ridder and Mowrer. Beginning in 2019, the UNMC ID Fellows have participated in Biopreparedness Training during their 2nd year of fellowship.  The ID Fellows learn about emerging infectious diseases and biopreparedness through didactic teaching sessions with internationally-recognized experts in the field, and also participate in specialized PPE training in the Davis Global Center and National Quarantine Unit alongside the Nebraska Biocontainment… Continue Reading

Ambulatory Stewardship: A Little Bit of Everything Goes a Long Way

Inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use remains a problem needing to be addressed as part of the strategy to reduce antimicrobial resistance. Jasmine Marcelin, MD and Phil Chung, PharmD led a multifaceted approach to reducing antibiotic use in ambulatory clinics within our Nebraska Medicine hospital system, recently published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.