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How Are Antibiotic Stewardship Efforts Different for Immunocompromised Patients?
Lilian Abbo, MD, chief, infection prevention & control and antibiotic stewardship, Jackson Health System, associate professor of clinical medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, explains how antibiotic stewardship efforts are different in the immunocompromised population.
Cost-Effective Strategies to Control <i>Clostridium difficile</i> in the Hospital Setting
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, discusses a cost-effective way to control Clostridium difficile in the hospital setting.
Empiric Treatment and Antibiotic Overuse
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, Health Systems Director of Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infection Prevention, Montefiore Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains how empiric treatment can lead to antibiotic overuse.
Are Nurse-Driven <i>Clostridium difficile</i> Protocols Effective?
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, professor of medicine, and hospital epidemiologist, Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Virginia Commonwealth University, examines the importance of nurse-driven Clostridium difficile protocols.
Resources for Antibiotic Prescribing in Dentistry
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses new resources dentists can use for prescribing antibiotics prophylactically.
What Are the Limitations of Rapid Diagnostic Testing?
Lilian Abbo, MD, chief, infection prevention & control and antibiotic stewardship, Jackson Health System, associate professor of clinical medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, discusses some of the limitations of rapid diagnostic testing.
What Don't We Know About Antibiotics?
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, Director, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses what we still don’t know about antibiotics.
Lowering National Prevalence of HAIs Requires Shifting Focus from Acute Care
Nicola Thompson, PhD, Epidemiologist, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), explains that, in order to decrease the national prevalence of HAIs in the United States, we can’t just focus on acute care settings.
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