Clinical CareTop 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2020
Missed and delayed diagnoses lead patient safety list developed by the ECRI Institute.
Clinical CareRapid Sepsis Testing Generates Value-Based Care Gains at AHN
Rapid sepsis testing benefits patients, lowers cost of care, and boosts antibiotic stewardship.
Clinical CareIntermountain, CDC Develop 4-Part Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative for Urgent Care
The CDC awarded a $1.8 million contract to Intermountain and the University of Utah to improve antibiotic stewardship at urgent...
Clinical CareCDC Increases Estimate of Deaths Linked to Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists 18 kinds of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and fungi that pose urgent, serious, or...
Clinical CareHow to Implement Antibiotic Stewardship at Urgent Care Clinics
Gaining support for antibiotic stewardship in the urgent care setting involves commitment from top leadership down to the clinic staff...
Clinical CareAs Off-Label Use Spreads, Supplies Of Niche Drugs And Patients' Patience Grow Short
Nationwide, drug shortages of all kinds ? from antibiotics to heart drugs to saline solution ? are increasing and having...
Antibiotic Resistance Genes Trouble Hospital Water
Study emphasizes importance of antibiotic stewardship programs, expert says.
Clinical CareNew Biotechnology Coalition Seeks to Boost Antibiotics Development
The primary goal of Working to Fight AMR is closing the gap between the increasing number of drug-resistant infections and...
Clinical Care7-Part EMS Screening Tool Boosts Early Sepsis Treatment
Conducting a sepsis screening during emergency medical service transport to an emergency department reduces time to treatment.
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...