CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: A Call for Large-scale Antibiotic Stewardship ProgramsCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 11/14/2012 02:11 PM EST
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SUBJECT: CDC Safe Healthcare Blog: A Call for Large-scale Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
A main theme of CDC’s 2012 Get Smart about Antibiotics Week is the importance of correcting the misuse of antibiotics in our healthcare facilities.
Today, on CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog, Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS, of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Secretary for the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Board of Directors, makes the case for antibiotic (or antimicrobial) stewardship programs within healthcare to help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics and limit the spread of Clostridium difficile. Learn about available tools and resources your facility can use to promote antibiotic stewardship in Dr. Cosgrove’s Safe Healthcare Blog posting at http://blogs.cdc.gov/safehealthcare/
For the complete listing of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week activities and information, visit www.cdc.gov/getsmart .
To learn what clinicians and healthcare providers in nursing homes and inpatient settings can do to prevent antibiotic resistance, visit www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare .