Search Tag: antibiotic stewardship

Executive Health Management

C. Diff Infection Needs Concerted Action

2015 19 Nov

According to an article published in Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice , the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical for controlling the ongoing epidemic of healthcare related Clostridium difficile infection.  There is an urgent need to take steps for the reduction of the growing burden of C.Diff infections (CDI). C.diff is known to cause... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hospitals Not Making Enough Effort to Prevent C. difficile Infections

2015 29 Apr

According to a survey of a national random sample of hospitals, nearly half of American hospitals aren't taking the steps required to prevent a gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more. The survey was conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare... Read more