CDC Recommends All Nursing Homes Implement Core Elements to Improve Antibiotic Use
Urged to implement at least one core element immediately
New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advise all nursing homes to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use to protect residents from the consequences of antibiotic-resistant infections, such as C. difficile.
To guide these improvements, CDC has released a new resource: Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes. The Core Elements for Nursing Homes expand upon CDC’s recommendation last year that all acute care hospitals implement an antibiotic stewardship program designed to optimize treatment of infections while reducing adverse events associated with antibiotic use. Learn more>>CDC Recommends All Nursing Homes Implement Core Elements to Improve Antibiotic Use | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC