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Category: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Are You Antibiotics Aware? U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18-24, 2022

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use. The observance is a partnership between the CDC, state-based programs (such as the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Healthcare-Associated Infections/Antibiotic Resistance Team), and non-profit/for-profit partners.

Nov 15, 2022

In Case You Missed It: Last Call for Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit Registrations

Today is the final day to register for the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit on Friday, August 12, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Downtown Omaha.

Aug 4, 2022

Nebraska ASAP to Host Upcoming Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit

This summit is designed to highlight the importance of antimicrobial stewardship and focus on implementation strategies to promote facility-wide incorporation and improved antimicrobial use and patient outcomes.

Jul 31, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Cefazolin vs Oxacillin for MSSA IE

A #PharmToExamTable question about Infective Endocarditis treatment, answered by Amanda Vanderwerf, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy who is now an Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Resident at UNMC.

Jun 8, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Treatment of Necrotizing Pneumonia

A #PharmToExamTable question about MRSA treatment, answered by Traver Pettijohn, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy who is now a pharmacist at Community Pharmacy. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) Pneumonia, S. aureus, and PVL Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by the infiltration of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and […]

May 10, 2022

UNMC ID at #SHEASpring2022 – Where to Find Us!

The SHEA Spring conference starts tomorrow; here is your guide on where to find UNMC ID throughout the conference! Invited Training Course Workshop Lectures Tuesday, April 12th from 10:00am – 10:15am: SHEA/CDC Training Course in Healthcare Epidemiology as presented by our own Kari Simonsen. Tuesday, April 12th from 2:45pm-3:15pm: Case Studies in Pediatric Infection Control (panel […]

Apr 11, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What is the rationale behind dosing frequency of cefadroxil for treatment of MSSA infections?

A #PharmToExamTable question about cephalosporin use, answered by Ken Chen, PharmD, a 2021 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) Cefadroxil, a semisynthetic oral first-generation cephalosporin, has been available for over 40 years, with a patent in 1967 and approval for medical use in 1978. It works by inhibiting bacterial cell […]

Apr 6, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: Are we correctly dosing β-lactam antibiotics?

A #PharmToExamTable question about antibiotic treatment, answered by Jeremy Tigh, PharmD, an ID pharmacy resident at UNMC (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) In a recent popular publication, Crass et al. ask the question: are we jumping the gun on renal dosing of antibiotics? In this review I expand upon Crass’s question, with a focus on […]

Mar 9, 2022

Antibiotic Awareness Week Publication Alert: Confronting antimicrobial resistance beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Antibiotic Awareness Week 2021,”an annual observance that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use” runs this year from November 18-24 2021. This is a global campaign with messaging from the CDC and the WHO calling on all of us to not only Be Antibiotics Aware, but to actively engage in activities to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance. To kick off #USAAW21 and #WAAW21, we share this #ThrowbackThursday publication from September 2020: Confronting antimicrobial resistance beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 US election.

Nov 18, 2021

UNMC ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacists celebrated with Acute Care Pharmacist of the Year and Rising Star Pharmacist Awards

Thirty-three acute care pharmacists received heartfelt nominations from sixty-five peers and colleagues for Pharmacist of the Year 2021. This year, two awards were given – the Acute Care Pharmacist of the Year Award, and the Rising Star Pharmacist Award: both awardees came from the UNMC ID division.

Nov 15, 2021