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Antibiotic Rx in Hospitals: Proceed with Caution
This article focuses on poor practices of prescribing antibiotics, which puts patients at unnecessary risks for preventable allergic reactions, super-resistant infections and deadly diarrhea and can contribute to antibiotic resistance making them less likely to work in the future.
Web link    Date Added: 04/21/2014    Date Last Modified: Apr 21 2014 12:00AM  
Antibiotics: Do you really need them?
This patient-directed tool provides information on using antibiotics appropriately and their role in reducing antibiotic resistance.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/20/2018    Date Last Modified: Mar 24 2022 10:52AM  
Antibiotics: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Bad
Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs and save millions of lives each year. However, overuse and misuse have led to an alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Review this poster to learn about the dangers of overusing antibiotics and why sometimes they are not the answer.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/02/2017    Date Last Modified: Mar 24 2022 10:50AM  
Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Era of Antibiotic Resistance
Antibiotic stewardship programs can help organizations promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics) and improve patient outcomes. Attend this session to hear from Arjun Srinivasan, MD, the associate director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to learn strategies to implement and maintain an antibiotic stewardship program in your organization.
Video    Date Added: 05/30/2017    Date Last Modified: May 30 2017 12:00AM  
Antimicrobial Stewardship Resource Chart
Developed by the state of Wisconsin department of health services, this document provides multiple resources and their overview of key information necessary for implementing and maintaining a stewardship program.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/30/2015    Date Last Modified: Sep 30 2015 12:00AM  
Appendix A: Policy and Practice Actions to Improve Antibiotic Use
This document contains detailed explanations of policy and practice actions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which can be taken by nursing homes as part of their antibiotic stewardship activities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/13/2016    Date Last Modified: Sep 13 2016 12:00AM  
Appendix B: Measures of Antibiotic Use, Prescribing and Outcomes
This document contains more detailed explanations of antibiotic use process and outcome measures, which can be tracked by nursing homes to monitor the impact of their antibiotic stewardship activities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/11/2016    Date Last Modified: Sep 11 2016 12:00AM  
CDC Public Health Media Library
The discovery of antibiotics was one of the greatest medical achievements of the twentieth century. However, overuse of these drugs has led to the development of resistance in bacteria. As a consequence, some infections can result in serious illness and even death. In this podcast, Dr. Tarayn Fairlie discusses the dangers of overusing antibiotics.
Web link    Date Added: 10/26/2012    Date Last Modified: Oct 26 2012 12:00AM  
Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
This CDC website for long-term care providers provides information and resources on prevention of infections, offers information for clinical staff, infection control coordinators and residents on topices related to antibiotic stewardship, dialysis safety and hand hygiene, and access to infection tracking system for long-term care facilities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/29/2016    Date Last Modified: Jan 6 2020 4:44PM  
Infographic: 6 Facts About Antibiotic Use
Download this infographic to share with your patients and their family members to help educate them about when it is appropriate to take antibiotics.
Web link    Date Added: 11/19/2015    Date Last Modified: Jun 11 2020 1:04PM  
New AHRQ Guide Helps Nursing Homes Tackle Antimicrobial Stewardship
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) new Nursing Home Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide is a research-based resource that offers step-by-step instructions and materials to help nursing homes improve antibiotic use and decrease harms caused by inappropriate prescribing. The guide, which is consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention core elements of antibiotic stewardship, can also help health care providers meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services new Infection Prevention and Control Program requirements.
Web link    Date Added: 11/07/2016    Date Last Modified: Nov 7 2016 12:00AM  
Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new toolkit to help facilities implement an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) that specifically targets C. difficile.
Web link    Date Added: 01/02/2014    Date Last Modified: Jan 2 2014 12:00AM  
What Is Antibiotic Stewardship and Why Do Nursing Homes Need It
Listen to this first recording from the TMF Quality Innovation Network’s Long-Term Care Antibiotic Stewardship podcast series to hear from Russell Kohl, MD, FAAFP, the chief medical officer at TMF Health Quality Institute, who discusses antibiotic stewardship and why nursing homes need it.
Podcast    Date Added: 03/01/2018    Date Last Modified: Mar 1 2018 12:00AM  
Antibiotics: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Bad (Spanish/U.S.)
Antibiotics are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs and save millions of lives each year. However, overuse and misuse have led to an alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Review this poster to learn about the dangers of overusing antibiotics and why sometimes they are not the answer.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/02/2017    Date Last Modified: Feb 2 2017 12:00AM