November 13-19, 2017 is World Antibiotic Awareness Week!
Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to our nation's health today, and it is rising to dangerous levels in all parts of the world. It is compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases and puts people everywhere at risk. This further highlights the need for antimicrobial stewardship practices.
The two main strategies of antimicrobial stewardship are:
- Minimizing the use of broad spectrum antibiotics in empiric treatments
- Reassessing therapies 48-72 hours after initiation depending on available culture results and patient's clinical status
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