Antibiotic Resistance

CDC Report: Antibiotic Use in the United States: Progress & Opportunities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) report, Antibiotic Use in the United States, 2017: Progress and Opportunities, provides the status of antibiotic use in healthcare settings, highlighting programs and resources to support better…

Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a new resource for small and critical access hospitals to help healthcare facility leaders and providers implement antibiotic stewardship activities in their facilities. The Implementation of…

NACCHO Launches Healthcare-Associated Infections Toolkit for LHDs

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which people acquire while receiving treatment or care for another condition, affect 1 in 25 hospital patients in the United States each year and can lead to sepsis or death. HAI risks are…