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The Joint Commission releases new antimicrobial stewardship standard: 6 thoughts on what may be coming down the ...

Becker's ASC Review - Oct 21, 2016
The Joint Commission released a new Medication Management standard on antimicrobial stewardship for critical access hospitals, hospitals and nursing care centers, which may shed light into the upcoming standard the commission is developing for ASC ...

Antimicrobial Resistance: A Threat Not To Be Underestimated

Huffington Post - Oct 18, 2016
The UK's Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies recently described the world's current capacity to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as a risk as 'big as terrorism'. Bacteria is becoming increasingly resistant to modern medicine, and she warned that if ...

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Oct 19, 2016

CIDRAP - Oct 19, 2016
The results of a small, single-center study suggest that implementing an antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) based on infectious disease (ID) consultation in a rehabilitation facility can reduce antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance without ...

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Antimicrobial books

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy

by: David N Gilbert Ed.
Errata Notice: Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2016:
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The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2015

The classic pocket reference in print is in its 45th edition for 2015. Content is organized in tables that cover all aspects of treatment plus comprehensive anti-infective drug information and many useful tools. Recommendations are evidence-based and extensively referenced. Generations of physicians have relied on this edition to help them make informed treatment decisions at the point of care.

The content has been updated to reflect current best-evidence recommendations for treatment of bacterial, fungal, mycobacterial, parasitic and viral infections, newly approved drugs, new indications for existing drugs and references to new reports in the literature.
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2016 Nelson's Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy, 22nd Edition

New 22nd Edition!  This bestselling and widely used resource on pediatric antimicrobial therapy provides instant access to reliable, up-to-the-minute recommendations for treatment of all infectious diseases in children.  
For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices.  Drug descriptions cover all antimicrobial agents available today and include complete information about dosing regimens. In response to growing concerns about overuse of antibiotics, the program includes guidelines on when not to prescribe antimicrobials.
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The Pharmacist’s Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship

by: Dr. Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz PharmD BCPS, Dr. Carrie Sincak PharmD BCPS
When a patient comes in with a suspected infectious disease, knowledge is power. Now this knowledge is simplified, comprehensive and easy to find.
The Pharmacist's Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy and Stewardship puts all the necessary information in one place, including: