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Antibiotic Stewardship

News/links

 Antibiotics Are Spreading Like Crazy—and a Lot Are About to Stop Working
—By Gabrielle Canon

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/09/antibiotic-resistance-report

 


The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes
Practical ways to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes.
http://www.cdc.gov/longtermcare/prevention/antibiotic-stewardship.html



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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.


http://www.shea-online.org/View/ArticleId/381/Ensuring-Appropriate-Antibiotic-Use-in-Long-Term-Care-Settings-to-Improve-Patient-Care.asp

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.

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/665010#full_text_tab_contents


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

​​http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/pdfs/newsletters/newsletter-sept-2015.pdf

 United Nations high-level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Antimicrobial resistance summit to shape the international agenda - September, 2016

http://www.who.int/drugresistance/events/UNGA-meeting-amr-sept2016/en/



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

http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/implementation/checklist.html

http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/implementation/core-elements.html