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Be Antibiotics Aware…to Preserve our Future

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Preserving the Future Antimicrobials were an amazing discovery and have been appropriately credited, along with vaccination and sanitation, with the significant improvements in human life expectancy over the last century.  With their amazing impact has come the opportunity for new therapies including organ transplant, complex surgery, and care for extremely preterm infants.  The […]

November 13, 2017

In Nebraska, US Antibiotic Awareness Week Kicks off with Proclamation from Governor Pete Ricketts

Antibiotic resistance is a growing national and global concern. Many factors contribute to increasing antibiotic resistance, including inappropriate or unnecessary antibiotic use in both humans and animals. Antimicrobial Stewardship is the commitment to appropriate use of antimicrobials, and both clinicians and patients can be antimicrobial stewards.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has […]

November 12, 2017

Antibiotic Awareness Week Is Coming! How Will YOU Raise Awareness??

CDC has designated November 13-19, 2017 as Antibiotic Awareness Week.  Formerly known as Get Smart About Antibiotic Week, the goal of this one-week observance is to raise awareness of appropriate antibiotic use in the United States. The CDC has suggested a list of activities to promote appropriate antibiotic use which include: Highlight US Antibiotic Awareness […]

October 24, 2017

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Long-Term Care Facilities – The Time is Now!

Antibiotic use is common in long-term care facilities (LTCF) with 70% residents receiving at least one course of systemic antibiotic every year. A significant proportion of the antibiotic use (40% to 75%) in nursing homes has been found to be unnecessary or inappropriate. The prevalence of multi-drug resistant organisms and C. difficile infections are already […]

August 14, 2017