Tag: #AntimicrobialStewardship

Joint Commission and CMS Conditions of Participation Updates for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

This post is part of a series on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022.  For more information, check out the full post on the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) blog. Knowing and implementing TJC and CMS requirements for ASPs is essential for a successful program. Furthermore, TJC recommendations are something to take note of […]

November 24, 2022

Sounding the Alarm: Antimicrobial Resistance in the United States

This post is part of a series on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022, authored by UNMC ID fellow Dr. Mackenzie Keintz. Read on to learn more about growing antimicrobial resistance in the United States and what can be done to stop it.

November 23, 2022

NHSN Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) Module Reporting – CMS required by 2024!

This post is part of a series on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022.  For more information, check out the full post on the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) blog. Antimicrobial resistance rates continue to increase in hospitals across the United States. One of the five CDC core actions to combat the spread of […]

November 22, 2022

Influential Papers in Antimicrobial Stewardship from the Past Year

This post is part of a series on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022, authored by Scott Bergman, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCIDP. Read on to learn more about influential antibiotic stewardship research published this year.

November 21, 2022

Addressing Reported Penicillin Allergy – A 2022 Practice Parameter Update

This post is part of a series on Antibiotic Awareness Week 2022.  For more information about how to manage a patient reported penicillin allergy, check out the full post on the Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) blog. Patient reported antibiotic allergies present clinicians with challenging decisions at the point of prescribing. Approximately […]

November 18, 2022

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.

November 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.

August 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.

July 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.

June 8, 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.

November 18, 2021

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