Antimicrobial/Antibiotic Stewardship

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July 6, 2015
In an effort to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care facilities (PALTC), the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's David Nace, MD, is conducting a $1.5 million, three-year national trial to investigate...
July 16, 2015
The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care will be leading a three-year $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics in post-acute and long-term care communities.
August 13, 2015
On June 2, 2015, the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship convened leaders in agriculture, and animal and human health, as well as representatives from the pharmaceutical and food safety industries. The event followed the March release of the...
August 30, 2015
Launched in June, UPMC, the University of Wisconsin and the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) are collaborating to study the overuse of antibiotics in hospitals and doctor’s offices. With UPMC leading, the researchers will...
September 16, 2015
Sometimes nurses neglect to inform prescribers that the condition of a patient receiving an antibiotic has stabilized, which may signal the need to discontinue the medication, said Naushira Pandya, MD, president of the AMDA, the Society for Post-...
April 14, 2015
Columbia, MD – AMDA —The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the AMDA Foundation announced its top award winners during AMDA’s 2015 Annual Conference held in Louisville, KY, last month. The 2015 Medical Director of the Year (MDOY...
June 30, 2015
Columbia, MD – AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (AMDA) member David A. Nace, MD, MPH, of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine , will be leading a $1.5 million national trial to examine methods to reduce unnecessary use...
September 15, 2015
Columbia, MD – Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes , new recommendations aimed at improving prescribing practices and reduced consequences of antibiotic-...