Clinical CareEmergency Medicine Pharmacists Boost Antibiotics Stewardship
Emergency medicine pharmacists increase guideline-concordant prescribing at hospitals with both new and established antibiotic stewardship programs.
Clinical CareMedical Center's 4-Pronged Effort Reduced C. Diff Infections by 55%
At North Shore Medical Center in Massachusetts, antibiotics stewardship was the most effective intervention in reducing C. diff infections.
Clinical Care'Every Hour Matters': Delaying Sepsis Antibiotics in ER Increases Odds of Mortality
New research finds that every hour of delay in administering antibiotics to sepsis patients in emergency rooms increases odds of...
StrategyCivica Rx, Xellia Sign Supply Agreement to Reduce Chronic Drug Shortages
Xellia becomes Civica's first supplier partner and will produce antibiotics in short supply in U.S. hospitals.
Clinical CarePrioritize Sepsis Assessments in Your Overcrowded Emergency Department
Prompt identification of patients who are at high risk of sepsis could be the difference between life or death.
Clinical CareMany Patients Using Anticoagulants Are Taking Aspirin Daily Too
A study found that 37% of patients who took warfarin also took aspirin. That could place patients at a significantly...
Clinical CareCost of Sepsis Readmissions Estimated at More Than $16,000 Per Patient
At national level, the annual cost of index admissions for sepsis are estimated at more than $23.3 billion.
Clinical CareHospital-Acquired Infection Pragmatic Clinical Trial Shows Best Practice
Research demonstrates a method to prevent MRSA and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci infections in patients with medical devices.
Clinical CareAntibiotic Stewardship is Tough in Hospital Wards, But Even Tougher in ICU
The difficulties of achieving appropriate administration of antibiotics in intensive care units include early treatment of patients due to severity...
Clinical CareMost Sepsis-Associated Deaths Could be Caused by Severe Coexisting Conditions
New research contradicts the perception that better sepsis care alone can reduce mortality.
Clinical CarePowerful Antibiotics Frequently Prescribed for Discharged Patients
Even as hospitals try to cut back on prescribing powerful antibiotics for their patients, many of those patients still head...
Clinical Care4 Steps to Manage Antibiotics in Acute Care Settings
This simple framework helps guide clinicians through condition diagnosis, prescribing, patient monitoring, and deciding therapy duration.