Antibiotics

Innovations

Children's Hospital Employs Enterprise Data Warehouse To Support Multidisciplinary Improvement Teams, Leading to Higher Quality and Lower Costs 06/11/13

As the cornerstone of its Clinical System Integration initiative, Texas Children's Hospital uses an enterprise data warehouse to integrate and process in near real-time relevant data from the...

Multihospital System Uses Proactive Screening, Algorithms, and Tools To Improve Sepsis Care, Leading to More Appropriate Care and Better Outcomes 05/29/12

Kaiser Permanente–Northern California has a comprehensive program used by the region's 21 medical centers to reduce mortality from sepsis by focusing on early diagnosis and timely initiation of...

State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate 05/18/12

In response to a State law requiring hospitals to promote appropriate antibiotic use, the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program in the California Department of Public Health provides education...

Telemedicine-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Improves Prescribing, Reduces Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics at Rural Hospital 05/04/12

Sonoma Valley Hospital (an 83-bed rural hospital) operates a telemedicine-based antimicrobial stewardship program designed to improve prescribing of—and reduce bacterial resistance to—antibiotics...

Nine-Hospital Collaborative Uses Patient Screening Criteria, Fast-Track Diagnosis, and Treatment Protocols To Reduce Sepsis Mortality by Approximately 50 Percent 03/21/12

The University of California, San Francisco's Integrated Nurse Leadership Program ran a 22-month collaborative involving nine hospitals that focused on reducing deaths from sepsis. Although...

QualityTools

Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit 11/01/12

This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). The goal of an ASP is to manage and ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics, while...

Partnering to Heal: Teaming up Against Health Care–Associated Infections 06/22/11

Partnering to Heal is a computer-based, video-simulation training program on infection control practices for clinicians, health professional students, and patient advocates. It highlights effective communication about infection control practices...

Long-Term Care Toolkit 09/14/10

This toolkit is designed to help health care providers in long-term care facilities implement the 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance Among Long-Term Care Residents, a set of recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control...

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work 11/16/09

This Web site educates pharmacists, health care providers, and the general public about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.

This site includes the following information and...

Snort. Sniffle. Sneeze. No Antibiotics Please. 12/17/07

This brochure is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work” campaign. It will educate parents about when antibiotics work–and when they won’t.

This brochure addresses the following...

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