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Month: March 2023

It’s Giving Day at UNMC! Help Support the Diana Florescu Clinical Research and Education Excellence Endowed Fund

What is giving day? UNMC Giving Day is a virtual day of giving and engagement in support of UNMC students, researchers and clinical partners. To honor the year of UNMC’s founding, this philanthropic event will last for 1,869 minutes (about 31 hours) beginning at 10 a.m. on March 30 and concluding at 5 p.m. on […]

Mar 30, 2023

Research Digest: Research identifies how to improve ID healthcare

Research Digest is a periodic post summarizing the findings of a few recent articles published by our UNMC ID faculty surrounding a particular topic. These articles are linked below for full details on the work. This week, we discuss recent efforts by UNMC ID faculty to explore how we can make healthcare work better for patients, providers, and the community at large.

Mar 29, 2023

Sepsis: the case for automatic antibiotic de-escalation

UNMC ID’s Dr. Erica Stohs explores the question, ‘how do we balance antibiotic stewardship with ensuring a serious case of sepsis doesn’t go untreated?’. Read on to learn about a new strategy for antibiotic de-escalation in potential sepsis patients.

Mar 22, 2023

Safety Awareness Week, Part 2: Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship

As part of Patient Safety Week, we want to recognize all of the incredible efforts from our Infectious Diseases colleagues focused on improving the safety and care of our patients here at UNMC/NMC. Earlier this week, we recognized the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (NBU) personnel for their continued commitment to patient safety at all times of day and night. Two other key areas in which there is a significant commitment to patient safety, and often less recognition, are our Infection Control & Epidemiology (ICE) team and our Antibiotic Stewardship (ASP) team.

Mar 17, 2023

UNMC ID Recognizes Patient Safety Awareness Week and our Biocontainment Unit Professionals

March 12th-18th marks patient safety awareness week, an initiative intended to encourage everyone to learn more about health care safety. Protecting patient safety is one of the most important responsibilities of the health care system and all its members. This week serves to recognize those who further patient safety and spark conversation on how we can continue to improve.

Mar 15, 2023

#PharmToExamTable: Duration of Therapy for Gram-Negative Bacteremia

This #PharmToExamTable post exploring the evidence for a reduced duration of treatment for certain blood stream infections was authored by Shawna Striker, PharmD (left) and Austin Dockins, PharmD (right). Shawna is a PGY1 pharmacy resident at Nebraska Medicine who will be continuing her training here next year as a PGY2 oncology pharmacy resident. Austin is also a current PGY1 pharmacy resident at Nebraska Medicine who will be continuing his training here next year as a PGY2 critical care pharmacy resident.

Mar 1, 2023