CDC Seeks to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in Nursing Homes

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-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine, in an interview with Medscape Medical News. Dr Pandya's group reviewed a draft of the CDC recommendations and commented on them before their release.