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Authors: Cynthia Korzelius, MD and Amit Desai, MD
With the increased risk of complicated conditions such as C. difficile on the rise, hospitalists have an increasing responsibility to practice safer prescribing habits when it comes to antibiotics. Practicing antibiotic stewardship is key to Fighting the Resistance!
This 1-page, full color 8.5"x11" fact sheet provides recommendations for promoting safe antibiotic prescribing as well as appropriate and necessary treatment recommendations for antibiotic use.
Authors: Kate Gibson, MD, Vandad Yousefi, MD and Suhel Patel, MD
Avoiding unnecessary antibiotic use and rethinking antibiotic treatment time courses can help decrease the eminent threat of drug-resistant bacteria. Hospitalists and hospital clinicians must Fight the Resistance and work to improve treatment time courses in the hospital setting.
This 1-page, full color 8.5"x11" fact sheet provides recommendations for avoiding unnecessary antibiotic use and rethinking your antibiotic treatment time course.
Author: Melhim Bou Alwan, MD
Engaging a multidisciplinary team of hospital clinicians to collaborate on an antimicrobial stewardship program is a key component to Fighting the Resistance!
This 1-page, full color 8.5"x11" fact sheet provides tips on how to successfully form a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team.
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is publishing a series of case studies designed to facilitate an understanding of Antimicrobial Stewardship programs and policies in hospitals around the country.
SHM invites individuals to submit case studies drawn from real life experiences, successes and challenges related to implementing a stewardship program or policies. Case studies will be peer reviewed and approved by SHM's Health Quality and Patient Safety Antimicrobial Stewardship Subcommittee. They will be published electronically and distributed through the "Fight the Resistance" website, with copyright retained by the authors.
These case studies will be invaluable in stimulating dialogue around this critical issue and serving as teaching tools for implementing an antimicrobial stewardship program or policy in your hospital.
Case Study Requirements
Case studies should follow this general format:
Submit your case by the first of each month to be selected for the “Spotlight of the Month” on the Fight the Resistance website and possibly in The Hospitalist. If you have any questions please contact Mobola Owolabi at Mowolabi@hospitalmedicine.org.
“Fight the Resistance” is a new behavior change campaign from the Society of Hospital Medicine intended to encourage appropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics in the hospital. View the Recorded Webinar
Thanks to all who participated in SHM’s #FightTheResistance photo contest and demonstrated such enthusiasm and support for the campaign. Congratulations to all winners! Each and every participant played a key role in spreading the word about improving antibiotic stewardship in America’s hospitals.
Continue to follow @SHMLive on Twitter for updates on the “Fight the Resistance” campaign and news on how you can continue to make a difference.