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FDA Launches New Antibiotic Tool

March 8th, 2018|

FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a

A Retired Nurse Shares Her Thoughts on Antibiotic Stewardship

May 23rd, 2017|

Antibiotics are life-saving drugs, but they must be used wisely. They have saved so many people and can continue to do so if we use them the right way. People need to develop a healthy respect for these powerful drugs. And accept that sometimes, being sick is just part of being human.

Marcia Rasner is a

Strategic Partnership Helps Nursing Homes Report Infections

April 7th, 2017|

In November of 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) finalized new reporting regulations for participating long-term care facilities.

Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

October 14th, 2016|

A growing number of infections are antibiotic resistant. Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading between healthcare facilities, even facilities that are practicing infection control and antibiotic stewardship.