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Nevada Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
A Nurse’s Personal Story of Sepsis and a Healthcare-associated Infection
Antibiotics Are Spreading Like Crazy—and a Lot Are About to Stop Working
—By Gabrielle Canon
The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes
Practical ways to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes.
Ascel Bio is a disease forecasting and infectious outbreak warning company
Since World War 2 great leaps in environmental science makes it possible to precisely forecast temperature, precipitation, and anticipate extreme weather. --- In 2015 http://www.diseasecast.com - translates these advances
to the field of health care, - by linking the large body of literature to the spread of infectious diseases, making predictions, and forecasting the potential spread of infectious disease to our current environmental conditions.
Appropriate Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Settings to Improve Patient Care
ARLINGTON, VA (September 15, 2015) – The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) is encouraged by a new report released today by the CDC outlining key elements of sustainable and effective antibiotic stewardship plans in long-term care settings. SHEA strongly believes that addressing antibiotic resistance across the healthcare continuum must include efforts geared towards improving antibiotic-prescribing practices through the creation of antibiotic stewardship programs improve patient care practices and make important strides in addressing the National Action Plan for Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.
Policy Statement on Antimicrobial Stewardship
by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA),
Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a significant healthcare quality and patient safety issue in the twenty-first century that, combined with a rapidly dwindling antimicrobial armamentarium, has resulted in a critical threat to the public health of the United States. . . . Therefore, antimicrobial stewardship must be a fiduciary responsibility for all healthcare institutions across the continuum of care.
The September 2015 NHSN Newsletter is now available on the NHSN website.
NHSN HAI Surveillance Changes for 2016, information on the transition to ICD-10-PCS/CPT codes,
details about the new HAI and POA Worksheet Generator, changes to procedure import methods, & more
United Nations high-level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance summit to shape the international agenda - September, 2016
CDC's - Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs:
Summary of CDC's Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
Leadership Commitment: Dedicating necessary human, financial and information technology resources
Accountability: Appointing a single leader responsible for program outcomes. Experience with successful programs show that a physician leader is effective