Focus on Antibiotic Stewardship

servicesImage    In recognition of today’s White House summit on Antibiotic Resistance, this digest focuses on research and policy-related resources about Antibiotic Stewardship. There is ample awareness that resistance is an accelerating public health threat.  Here’s hoping that the 140+ organizations participating in the summit focus their commitments not only on innovative therapies, diagnostics, research, surveillance and measurement, but also on practical strategies to change patient and prescriber behavior for the common good.  A “grassroots” approach to better stewardship is essential to bending the curve on resistant infections.

 The White House: Our Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

http://wh.gov/iZqm1

National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/carb_national_strategy.pdf

 Antibiotic use and resistance data reporting to CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network included in proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3

http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/fbf66e

 Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

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

 Combating Antibiotic Resistance: Polices to Promote Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

http://www.astho.org/Antibiotic-Stewardship/

Optimizing Research Methods Used for the Evaluation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (Clinical Infectious Disease, October 2014)

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/59/suppl_3/S185.full

Antimicrobial Stewardship: Philosophy Versus Practice (Clinical Infectious Disease, October 2014)

http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/59/suppl_3/S112.full.pdf+html

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Antibiotic Use (Pediatrics, April 2015)

http://tinyurl.com/nve55yv

Companion editorial http://tinyurl.com/o5k3tr2

 

 

 

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