Category: Antimicrobial Stewardship

We appreciate our ID Pharmacists

We LOVE our UNMC ID Pharmacists! Today marks the end of National Pharmacy Week and we want to share our appreciation and thanks for the hard work and invaluable contributions of our pharmacists at UNMC ID. Our pharmacists are exceptional clinicians giving us the clinical advice we need on antimicrobials and drug interactions. They are […]

Oct 22, 2021

Welcoming our new Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Resident: Jeremy Tigh PharmD

We are excited to welcome Jeremy Tigh PharmD as a new PGY-2 in our ID Pharmacy Residency Program! He’s the third ID Pharmacy resident we have had and a fantastic addition to our team! Read on to learn a little more about him…

Oct 5, 2021

Jeremy wearing a mask with his daughter on his shoulders laughing underneath a tree

Diversity in Probiotics and Diversity in Clinical Trials: Opportunities for Improvement

This is a Journal Club review by Dr. Jasmine Marcelin of “A randomized controlled trial of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on antimicrobial-resistant organism colonization” (Rauseo, A. et al. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, (2021).

Aug 17, 2021

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.

Jul 6, 2021

Changing the Culture of Culturing

Originally written by Dr. Cawcutt and posted on IDSA Journal Club Despite a recommendation from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) to procure blood cultures within the first hour after sepsis recognition, implementation of this practice been suboptimal. This prompted the implementation of routine blood culture obtainment in non-elective intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, whether infection […]

Mar 25, 2021

Welcoming our New Infectious Diseases PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident

We are excited to welcome Molly Miller PharmD as a new PGY-2 in our ID Pharmacy Residency Program! She’s the second ID Pharmacy resident we have had and a fantastic addition to our team! Read on to learn a little more about her…

Sep 30, 2020

#PharmToExamTable: Treatment of Clostridioides difficile infection in adults: Guideline review

This month’s #PharmToExamTable question was a review of Clostridioides difficile treatment guidelines:
-Answered by Andre Wilt, PharmD 2020 Graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy (Reviewed by Scott Bergman PharmD and Andrew Watkins PharmD)

Sep 8, 2020

What is the optimal dosing of daptomycin for VRE bacteremia?

This month’s #PharmToExamTable question was answered by Xiaoxiao (Monica) Qi, PharmD 2020 UNMC graduate who is pursuing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, SD.It was reviewed by:Scott Bergman, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP – Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator at Nebraska Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor at UNMC College of […]

Aug 3, 2020

Antibiotics At the End-of-Life: Helping or Harming?

Content written by Dr. Clayton Mowrer. Early in my medical training, my father developed a rapidly-progressive type of cancer. Over the course of several months, his health declined quite quickly, and he was spending more time in the hospital than outside of it. It became uncomfortably clear that pushing forward with invasive and toxic interventions […]

Jul 21, 2020

#PharmToExamTable: What is the evidence for continuous infusion dosing of cefazolin?

The following is a clinical review written by Corey Paz, PharmD. Recent graduate of UNMC College of Pharmacy and new PGY1 Pharmacy Resident at Gunderson Health System in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Follow him on Twitter @coreypaz. Corey was supervised by Scott Bergman, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS. Pharmacy Coordinator for Antimicrobial Stewardship at Nebraska Medicine and Clinical […]

Mar 30, 2020

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