Antimicrobial Stewardship: Principles and Strategies

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What is the global threat associated with antimicrobial resistance?

Antibiotic Resistance

Which bacterium causes life-threatening diarrhea and is considered an urgent antimicrobial threat in the United States?

Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile)

What are the estimated cases of C. difficile infection in hospitalized patients in 2017?

223,900

Why is Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter considered a major concern?

It is resistant to nearly all antibiotics

What is the focus of antimicrobial stewardship?

Appropriate Use of Antimicrobials

What is the estimated number of drug-resistant infections of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae each year?

550,000

What percentage of Candida auris isolates were resistant to at least two antifungals in 2018?

30%

Which core element is NOT a part of the Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship according to the CDC?

None of the above

What is the estimated attributable healthcare costs for antibiotic resistance in 2017?

$281 Million

Which profession is NOT usually associated with an antimicrobial stewardship program according to the CDC?

Infection Prevention

Explore the implications of inappropriate antimicrobial use, the need for antimicrobial stewardship, and effective strategies for its implementation. Learn about the balance required in antimicrobial use and the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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