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A Nurse’s Personal Story of Sepsis and a Healthcare-associated Infection

Guest Author: Sherrie Dornberger RN, GDCN, CADDCT, CDP, CDONA, FACDONA Executive Director, National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA) As a professional nurse turned patient, I have personally experienced the …

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Incorporating Antibiotic Stewardship into the Care of Residents in Nursing Homes

Guest Author: Richard Gelula, MSW Executive Director, The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Among the most important responsibilities in caring for people in nursing homes and other long-term care settings is taking the time to learn w…

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Consultant Pharmacists Can Help Improve Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes

Guest Author: Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCPP, CGP, FASCP Professor, Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacy Practice and Science UMB School of Pharmacy Director, Clinical and Educational Programs of Peter Lamy Center Drug Therapy and Aging As a consultan…

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Protect Nursing Home Residents by Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes

Author: Nimalie Stone, MD Medical Epidemiologist, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion Improving the use of antibiotics in healthcare is critical to protect patients and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. In nursing homes, antibiotics are frequently prescribed medications; as many as 70% of residents receive antibiotics over the course of a year. However, a

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The Role of the Clinical Environment of Care in Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections

Guest Author: J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP, PLNC, CSRN, CHESP, VA-BC, FACDONA Industry Liaison, Board of Directors Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), A Personal Membership Group of the American Hospital Association Today, I’m here at CDC with the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) to talk with CDC about critical issues

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The Need for EMS to be on the Lookout for Pediatric Sepsis

Guest Author: Rommie L. Duckworth, LP Founder, Director New England Center for Rescue & Emergency Medicine, LLC Anya Coronel was born on April 18, 2009. A beautiful baby girl, Anya was born with spina bifida, a birth defect that, while corrected by surgery, would leave her prone to infections as well as a condition known

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“NARMS Now: Human Data” paints national picture of antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria

Author: CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) Wondering how antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria has changed over time? You’re in luck. With CDC’s new interactive tool, NARMS Now: Human Data, you can view trends in antibiotic resistance over the past two decades for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food: Campylobacter, E. coli

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The Public Health Response to CRE in Wisconsin (Part 3 of a 3-part Series on the August 2015 Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer: Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance)

The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing. During the next five years, with investments, CDC’s efforts to combat C. difficile infections and antibiotic resistance under the National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria,

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