Antimicrobial Stewardship

Should I pull my mask down to my chin? An expert on what to do with your mask when eating | 7/21/2020

I’ll admit that I’ve been guilty of doing the following: pulling my mask down to the chin, dangling it off an ear and wearing it around the elbow. Don’t do that. Dr. Andrew Morris , medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at the Sinai Health System-University Health Network and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, said that a person should ideally have something — be it a paper …

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 17, 2020 | 7/20/2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 17, 2020 Antimicrobial use in UK cats, dogs ; Less carbapenem use in Australia ; Antibiotic prescribing for kids’ bronchiolitis ; Stewardship in Chinese primary care Filed Under : Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans Vaccination linked to fewer antibiotics for cats and dogs Originally published by CIDRAP News Jul 15 An analysis of electronic health records from UK veterinary practices found frequent antimicrobial prescribing …

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Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Current Perspectives | 7/20/2020

… Disease, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH, USACorrespondence: J Michael KlatteDivision of Infectious Disease, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton, OH 45404, USATel +1937-641-3329Fax +1937-641-5931Email [email protected] Abstract: With the rapid growth of the field of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship, there has been a marked increase in the establishment of programs dedicated to this specialty. Shared objectives of all pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) include optimization of antibiotic use and improvement in clinical outcomes …

Impact of medical professionals on Carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: moderating effect of workload based on the panel data in China | 7/20/2020

… to serious P. aeruginosa infections [ 5 , 7 ]. Consistent with the WHO statement “antimicrobial resistance: No action today, No cure tomorrow” in 2011, establishing a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals has become a consensus in antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). The multidisciplinary team usually include an infectious disease physician, a clinical pharmacist and a clinical microbiologist, who are involved in the diagnosis, prescription, prudent use and evaluation of antimicrobials [ 8 ]. Registered nurses are …

Investigating the mechanism of impact and differential effect of the Quality Premium scheme on antibiotic prescribing in England: a longitudinal study | 7/15/2020

… to reduce primary care antibiotic prescribing in England including: increased surveillance and prescribing feedback; the provision of C-reactive protein point-of-care testing; education and training interventions targeted at prescribers and patients; public antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) campaigns; and financial incentives. 9 , 10 The QP is an NHS England performance-related incentive scheme established in 2013 to reward CCGs financially, based on the quality of specific health services considered to …

Experts unmask the facts about face coverings | 7/15/2020

… properly wear masks in their daily routines — and why it’s important to do so. Face coverings can help slow the recent surges Neha Nanda, MD , hospital epidemiologist and medical director of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship for Keck Medicine, stressed that wearing a mask in public is the best way to help slow the transmission rate of COVID-19 in the community.“Masking is a sign of mutual respect, and …

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 14, 2020 | 7/14/2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 14, 2020 Pediatric antifungal stewardship Less carbapenem use in Australia Filed Under : Print & PDF Survey highlights antifungal stewardship in pediatric hospitals The results of a survey sent to pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) physicians and pharmacists indicate that most pediatric ASPs conduct antifungal stewardship but many don’t feel confident about making antifungal recommendations, US researchers reported today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. The electronic survey …

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 10, 2020 | 7/13/2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 10, 2020 CARB-X funds for vaccine Price cut for drug-resistant TB drug Filed Under : Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans CARB-X to fund development of vaccine for resistant infections Originally published by CIDRAP News Jul 7 CARB-X announced today that it is awarding $892,000 to Spanish biotechnology company Vaxdyn to develop a vaccine to prevent infections caused …

Estimates of Antimicrobial Use Prevalence: A Step Toward Improving Stewardship | 7/13/2020

… medications. The inappropriate use of antimicrobials in the hospital setting is common and contributes to the spread of resistant pathogens and other adverse events. Since the survey was conducted, recognition of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship has increased. Antimicrobial use tracking tools, stewardship program implementation guidance, and policies establishing stewardship have been established as a national priority. In 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that …

Pfizer/ISID 2020 Africa & Middle East Grant Challenge | 7/11/2020

Privacy Policy Pfizer/ISID 2020 Africa & Middle East Grant Challenge ISID and Pfizer Global Medical Grants announce a new competitive grant challenge to support programs working on antimicrobial stewardship campaigns throughout Africa and the Middle East . We are seeking innovative quality improvement health services and/or educational research applications that identify and evaluate practices for successfully implementing key elements of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Programs designed for healthcare organizations, hospitals, tertiary …

LIVING BEYOND THE WORLD’S IMAGINATION: Pfizer/ISID 2020 Africa & Middle East Grant Challenge | 7/11/2020

Pfizer/ISID 2020 Africa & Middle East Grant Challenge Application Deadline: 4th August 2020 About the Award: We are seeking innovative quality improvement health services and/or educational research applications that identify and evaluate practices for successfully implementing key elements of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Programs designed for healthcare organizations, hospitals, tertiary care clinics, and educational settings are all applicable. Through this $1-million USD grant challenge, projects can request up to …

TODAY AT 10 AM: Part 2 — College & COVID-19: Campuses Study How to Make The Grade | 7/10/2020

… unfold, what colleges will do to keep students safe, parental concerns and more with Deandra Denton, incoming law student at Hofstra University School of Law, Dr. Alan Bulbin, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship , St. Francis Hospital, Normadeane Armstrong, PhD; RN; ANP-BC, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Global and Public Health at the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Molloy College, John Nader, PhD, President …

COVID-19 as analogy for antimicrobial resistance by Danny de Vries | 7/10/2020

… health system as the toll of coronavirus pneumonia stretches critical care units beyond their capacity”(Gerberding 2020). It is somewhat worrying in this context that there are few formal recommendations for the inclusion of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) in disaster planning or emergency response preparedness efforts (Stevens, Patel and Nori 2020). The depletion of stock of medical supplies and protective equipment due to COVID-19 can also have devastating consequences …

From addressing myths to who should be wearing them, here’s a guide to mask-wearing | 7/10/2020

… public situations, falling in line with Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide face-covering guidelines. But masks are rendered almost useless if they aren’t worn correctly, said Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Photo credit Elvert Barnes. Used under a Creative Commons license. Note : The Shawnee Mission Post is making much of its local coverage of the coronavirus pandemic accessible …

ISID/Pfizer 2020 grant program for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Africa & the Middle East | 7/10/2020

Home Call for Applications ISID/Pfizer 2020 grant program for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Africa & the Middle… ISID/Pfizer 2020 grant program for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Africa & the Middle East By Print Application Deadline: August 4, 2020 . ISID and Pfizer Global Medical Grants announce a new competitive grant challenge to support programs working on antimicrobial stewardship campaigns throughout Africa and the Middle East . We are seeking innovative quality improvement health services …

Experts Are Saying There Is Mounting Evidence That Coronavirus Is Airborne | Yahoo News | 7/10/2020

… WHO acknowledges are the main form of transmission - versus tiny droplets called aerosols. Aerosols are smaller than five micrometers or microns, and can “ float around for a while ,” Emily Landon, MD, medical director of antimicrobial stewardship and infection control at University of Chicago Medicine, explained in an article for UChicago. Dr. Landon wrote the article back in March only days after a national emergency was first declared in the US …

College and Coronavirus: Campus Leaders Study How to Make the Grade This Fall | 7/8/2020

how the fall semester may unfold with Deandra Denton, incoming law student at Hofstra University School of Law, Dr. Alan Bulbin, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship , St. Francis Hospital, Normadeane Armstrong, PhD; RN; ANP-BC, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Global and Public Health at the Barbara H. Hagan School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Molloy College and John Nader, PhD, President, Farmingdale State College. us, July 10 …

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 03, 2020 | 7/6/2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 03, 2020 Penicillin allergy and antibiotic use ; Funds for CRISPR-based phage treatment ; Antimicrobial stewardship in Saudi hospitals ; Impact of rapid ID, susceptibility test ; Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections Filed Under : Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans Study: Hospital patients allergic to penicillin twice as likely to receive beta-lactam alternatives Originally published by CIDRAP News Jul 1 Hospitalized patients with …

VIZIENT PHARMACY: Network Committee Study Published in JAMA Finds Patients with Presumed Penicillin Allergy Given Less Effective, More Harmful Antibiotics | 7/5/2020

… antibiotic alternatives to patients with documented penicillin allergies. Because 90% of documented penicillin allergies are unconfirmed, researchers conclude that some substitutions are unnecessary, less effective and can even be harmful. The Vizient Pharmacy Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee provided the platform for the study as well as facilitated communications and access to data. The dataset included nearly 11,000 inpatients on antibiotics from 106 Vizient member hospitals in the U.S. The research …

Hospitals must treat infection control as a priority, not a profit center - STAT | 7/2/2020

… worked to address any issues to track and trace infections, prevent infections and resistance to anti-infectives, while protecting employees, and offer the best care to our patients. We implemented, what people now call Antimicrobial Stewardship , 30+ years ago and if you look at resistance to anti-infectives today, they are less than most hospitals/health-systems in the benchmark groups. We knew every surgical wound infection and every person …

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 30, 2020 | 7/1/2020

Stewardship / Resistance Funds for CRISPR-based phage treatment ; Antimicrobial stewardship in Saudi hospitals ; Impact of rapid ID, susceptibility test Filed Under : Print & PDF CARB-X to fund its first CRISPR-based phage project CARB-X announced an award today of up to $1.82 million to French biotechnology company Eligo Bioscience to develop CRISPR- and bacteriophage-based therapeutics to prevent multidrug-resistant infections in transplant patients. Eligo’s EB004 project takes bacteriophages …

Vizient Pharmacy Network Committee Study Published in JAMA Finds Patients with Presumed Penicillin Allergy Given Less Effective, More Harmful Antibiotics | Business Wire | 7/1/2020

… antibiotic alternatives to patients with documented penicillin allergies. Because 90% of documented penicillin allergies are unconfirmed, researchers conclude that some substitutions are unnecessary, less effective and can even be harmful. The Vizient Pharmacy Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee provided the platform for the study as well as facilitated communications and access to data. The dataset included nearly 11,000 inpatients on antibiotics from 106 Vizient member hospitals in the U.S. The research …

USC experts unmask truths and trends about face coverings | 7/1/2020

… face masks a part of the culture so we can outsmart this virus.” Neha Nanda, MD , is an infectious disease specialist who serves as the healthcare epidemiologist and medical director of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship for Keck Medicine of USC . A clean face covering is one line of defense against COVID-19 “The infectious particles that transmit SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, are …

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… positive in the absence of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Pyuria is generally considered necessary to diagnose a UTI. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Latest Articles Mon Jun 29, 2020 03:00 The impact of antimicrobial stewardship program implementation at four tertiary private hospitals: results of a five-years pre-post analysis Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs have shown to reduce the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and health-care-associated infections …

Theory-based electronic learning intervention to support appropriate antibiotic prescribing by nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers: an acceptability and feasibility experimental study using mixed methods | BMJ | 6/30/2020

… antimicrobials in humans is one of the leading drivers for the growth of AMR 4 and strategies to support appropriate antibiotic use are important. A key global strategy is careful stewardship of antibiotics. 1 Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), comprises ‘a collection of coordinated interprofessional focused strategies to optimise antibiotic use by ensuring that every patient receives an antibiotic only when it is clinically indicated and then receives the appropriate antibiotic, at …

CDC

Experts Are Saying There Is Mounting Evidence That Coronavirus Is Airborne | Yahoo News | 7/10/2020

CDC and WHO acknowledges are the main form of transmission - versus tiny droplets called aerosols. Aerosols are smaller than five micrometers or microns, and can “ float around for a while ,” Emily Landon, MD, medical director of antimicrobial stewardship and infection control at University of Chicago Medicine, explained in an article for UChicago. Dr. Landon wrote the article back in March only days after a national emergency was first declared in …

Infection Prevention

Heading Back to the Gym? Doctors Explain How to Stay Safe | U.S. News & World Report | 5/24/2020

Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention. So: WASH, REWASH, REPEAT “When you put down that dumbbell, you’ve got to immediately wash your hands. You’ve got to assume that if you were to accidentally touch your eyes, you’re putting yourself at risk,” Anderson says. Bring your own towel, wash every piece of equipment before and after using it so you’re not relying on whether someone before you followed the rules. Most gym …

Northeastern University

Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates | BMJ | 5/20/2020

Original research Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates Free http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0070-9709 James C Benneyan 1 , 4 1 Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute , Northeastern University , Boston , Massachusetts , USA 2 Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention , Durham , NC , USA 3 Division of Infectious Diseases , Duke University School of Medicine , Durham , NC , USA 4 College of Engineering , Northeastern University

COVID-19

Allegheny Health Network Opens Seventh Drive-Up Collection Site for COVID-19 Testing | PRWeb | 4/24/2020

Allegheny Health Network Opens Seventh Drive-Up Collection Site for COVID-19 Testing Share Article Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network has opened its seventh drive-through collection site for COVID-19 testing, in Natrona Heights … Walsh, MD, infectious disease specialist and medical director of AHN’s antimicrobial stewardship program. “At AHN, we have taken comprehensive action to protect our patients, their families, and our caregivers from the risk of exposure to …

Patient Safety

Diagnostic Errors, Maternal Health Top ECRI’s 2020 Patient Safety Concerns | PR Newswire | 3/10/2020

… organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings worldwide, today released its Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns 2020 , naming diagnostic errors and maternal health in the top two spots … patient identifier conventions, attributes, and formats in all patient encounters. Antimicrobial Stewardship— Overprescribing of antibiotics throughout all care settings contributes to antimicrobial resistance. Overrides of Automated Dispensing Cabinets (ADC)— Overrides to remove medications before pharmacist …

Antibiotic Stewardship

Study: FM Residents Tops in Correctly Prescribing Antimicrobials | 12/3/2019

… internal medicine, as well as hospitalist physicians. The study found that for three common infections, family medicine residents who received antibiotic stewardship education beyond that included in their residency training were more likely than their … patients were screened; 295 met the inclusion criteria. The hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship program was co-led by an infectious diseases physician and a clinical pharmacist trained in infectious diseases. Its empiric antimicrobial therapy guidelines were …

Infection Control

Study: FM Residents Tops in Correctly Prescribing Antimicrobials | 12/3/2019

… on best practices and encourages only appropriate use of these drugs. A study (www.cambridge.org) published in the November issue of Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology examined antimicrobial prescribing practices among residents in family medicine and internal … patients were screened; 295 met the inclusion criteria. The hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship program was co-led by an infectious diseases physician and a clinical pharmacist trained in infectious diseases. Its empiric antimicrobial therapy guidelines were …

Clinical Data

Treatment Options for Carbapenem-resistant Gram- negative Bacterial Infections | 11/22/2019

… previous best available therapy. As more treatment options become widely available for carbapenem-resistant gram-negative infections, the role of antimicrobial stewardship will become crucial in ensuring appropriate and rationale use of these new agents … by some clinicians for severe infections such as VAP, but clinical data are limited and many patients cannot tolerate the gastrointestinal side effects [38]. As with colistin, tigecycline is mostly used in combination regi- mens …

Rapid Diagnostics

Treatment Options for Carbapenem-resistant Gram- negative Bacterial Infections | 11/22/2019

antimicrobial stewardship will become crucial in ensuring appropriate and rationale use of these new agents. Keywords. antimicrobial stewardship; carbapenemase; multidrug resistance; rapid diagnostics.                               As the antimicrobial resistance crisis worsens, carbapenem resist- ance in gram-negative pathogens poses a special clinical challenge, as carbapenems have long been considered the most active and potent agents against multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative pathogens. Indeed, on the global priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria …

Medication Management

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:59 ET Share this article FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading global medical technology company, today announced its latest advancement in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with new analytics integrated into the company’s connected medication management

Electronic Medical Record

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:59 ET Share this article FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21 … and BD Alaris™ technologies, in addition to connectivity into the electronic medical record (EMR). Added capabilities such as antimicrobial stewardship surveillance and analytics are the result of this truly integrated system, designed with the clinician …

ASHP

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:59 ET Share this article FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ), a leading global medical technology company, today announced its latest advancement in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR) with new analytics integrated into the company’s connected medication management …

Medicare

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:59 ET Share this article FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21 … care industry with new reimbursement standards released by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring hospitals to comply with certain infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship requirements. 1,2 Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Department of Health and Human Services

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:59 ET Share this article FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21 … Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/downloads/som107ap_a_hospitals.pdf 2 Department of Health and Human Services & Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Federal Register, Vol. 84, No. 189, 9-30-19, Rules and Regulations. https://www.govinfo.gov/content …

EMR

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:59 ET Share this article FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21 … technologies, in addition to connectivity into the electronic medical record (EMR). Added capabilities such as antimicrobial stewardship surveillance and analytics are the result of this truly integrated system, designed with the clinician in mind to …

Medicaid

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities | PR Newswire | 11/21/2019

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting News provided by Nov 21, 2019, 06:59 ET Share this article FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. , Nov. 21 … industry with new reimbursement standards released by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring hospitals to comply with certain infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship requirements. 1,2 Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC …

Diagnostic Tests

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 15, 2019 | 11/18/2019

… Antibiotic prescribing drop in Finland ; Improper antibiotic Rx in Japan ; C diff in VA hospitals ; Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans Paper calls for more engagement on dental antibiotic stewardship A … Burlingame, California, for developing three point-of-care host-response diagnostic tests to distinguish viral infections from bacterial ones, HHS said in a news release yesterday. The tests—HostDx Fever, HostDx Sepsis, and HostDx FeverFlu …

Food and Drug Administration

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 15, 2019 | 11/18/2019

… Antibiotic prescribing drop in Finland ; Improper antibiotic Rx in Japan ; C diff in VA hospitals ; Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans Paper calls for more engagement on dental antibiotic stewardship A … Inflammatix to complete the additional work needed to apply for Food and Drug Administration approval. Determining quickly whether an illness is caused by a virus or a bacterium is crucial in knowing whether antibiotics are …

Medical Errors

Summary of the International Patient Safety Conference, June 28—29, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal | 11/18/2019

Globally, medical errors are associated with an estimated $42 billion in costs to healthcare systems. A variety of errors in the delivery of healthcare have been identified by the World Health Organization and it is … at the conference also highlighted the implementation and impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs that are designed to improve the judicious use of antimicrobial therapies (Additional file 1 : Figure S1). These programs aim to reduce exposure …

Telepharmacy

PipelineRx Launches Comprehensive Antimicrobial Stewardship Solution, Helping Combat Antibiotic Resistance | PR Newswire | 11/18/2019

SAN FRANCISCO PipelineRx, a leading medication management and telepharmacy company powered by clinical expertise and cloud technology, today introduced its Antimicrobial Stewardship Solution , comprised of a clinical software module, supporting clinical services, and dynamic reporting. The cloud-based solutions, unveiled during Antibiotic Awareness Week, are intended to help combat antibiotic resistant bacteria and the rise of superbugs through monitoring, counseling, intervention documentation and comparison reporting of antibiotic use within a …

Hospital Readmissions

Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NBRV) CEO Ted Schroeder on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/13/2019

… in the US. With approximately 5 million cases annually, it’s the leading cause of infectious death, the third cause of hospital readmissions and the fifth cause of all hospitalizations. Mortality remains very high and direct … day treatment course, which certainly is something that’s important for antimicrobial stewardship we show non-inferiority to a seven-day course of moxifloxacin. And second, the importance of macrolide resistance in United States with the …

American Medical Association

Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NBRV) CEO Ted Schroeder on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/13/2019

… the medical and scientific community. In September, XENLETA’s second pivotal trial, LEAP 2, was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association just ahead of IDWeek where Nabriva presented 14 posters with new data … day treatment course, which certainly is something that’s important for antimicrobial stewardship we show non-inferiority to a seven-day course of moxifloxacin. And second, the importance of macrolide resistance in United States with the …

Clinical Documentation

Pharmacist- PRN - Avon, CO, , USA #jobs #Avon pls RT | 11/12/2019

… learn and self care needs Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal … consult service, renal dosing services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship services, and any other therapeutic drug management per organizational protocols Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply ordering, storage, and …

HIPAA Privacy

Pharmacist- PRN - Avon, CO, , USA #jobs #Avon pls RT | 11/12/2019

… in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct … consult service, renal dosing services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship services, and any other therapeutic drug management per organizational protocols Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply ordering, storage, and …

HIPAA

Pharmacist- PRN - Avon, CO, , USA #jobs #Avon pls RT | 11/12/2019

… in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct … consult service, renal dosing services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship services, and any other therapeutic drug management per organizational protocols Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply ordering, storage, and …

Tabula Rasa HealthCare

VigiLanz® Announces Precision Dosing Powered by Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s DoseMeRx™ | Globe Newswire | 4/2/2020

DoseMeRx to integrate with VigiLanz clinical surveillance solutions for hospitals April 02, 2020 08:00 ET Source: Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. MOORESTOWN, N.J., April 02, Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc ® (TRHC) (NASDAQ: TRHC), a healthcare technology company … improving patient safety. VigiLanz is the 2020 Category Leader for Antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control and Monitoring, and Pharmacy Surveillance by KLAS Research. This is the third consecutive year, VigiLanz ranked top for Pharmacy Surveillance and …

Dr Kristi Kuper Joins DoseMe as Director of Clinical Pharmacy | Globe Newswire | 9/11/2019

September 11, 2019 08:00 ET Source: Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. MOORESTOWN, N.J., Sept. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (TRHC) (NASDAQ: TRHC), a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, today … Advisory Board. “Kristi is passionate and understands medication safety and antimicrobial stewardship in the acute care setting, in a way few executives can hope to,” said Charles Cornish, CEO of DoseMe. “She’s joining an already …

Pfizer

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 15, 2019 | 11/18/2019

… Antibiotic prescribing drop in Finland ; Improper antibiotic Rx in Japan ; C diff in VA hospitals ; Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans Paper calls for more engagement on dental antibiotic stewardship A … past decade, according to a study commissioned by pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Using health insurance data from Kela, the Finnish government agency in charge of social benefits, Pfizer researchers found that nearly 1 million fewer antibiotic …

Unprecedented Gathering of Asia Pacific Medical Societies to Respond to the Impact of Antibiotic Resistance on All People | 11/17/2019

… 2019 /PRNewswire/ – In anticipation of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November) the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Summit Expert Group and the Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Working Group convened in Bangkok, Thailand , in a first-ever regional effort … Pacific AMR Summit-AMS Working Group Meeting was coordinated by Pfizer. The sponsor had no role in the content development, discussion, recommendations and outcomes from the meeting. References [1] Review on Antimicrobial Resistance. Antimicrobial Resistance …

McKesson

Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NBRV) CEO Ted Schroeder on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/13/2019

… the United States just three weeks after obtaining regulatory approval, immediately after launch all specialty distributors ASD, Cardinal Specialty and McKesson Plasma and Biologics order adequate inventory and also Walgreens Community Specialty Pharmacy and Option … day treatment course, which certainly is something that’s important for antimicrobial stewardship we show non-inferiority to a seven-day course of moxifloxacin. And second, the importance of macrolide resistance in United States with the …

bioMérieux, Inc. and McKesson Medical-Surgical Announce Distribution Alliance | Business Wire | 12/14/2017

RICHMOND, Va.- McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., an affiliate of the McKesson Corporation, has signed an exclusive agreement with bioMérieux, Inc. to serve the U.S. community hospital market. The agreement highlights the two companies’ shared focus … A•H•M•S PCT™, can empower hospitals to improve antimicrobial stewardship and positively impact patient care, no matter what their size,” said Brian Armstrong, Executive Vice President & General Manager, bioMérieux, Inc. McKesson recognizes the …

T2 Biosystems

A conversation with Sandy J. Estrada, PharmD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, T2 Biosystems | 10/24/2019

… and their clinical outcomes. I could assist with the development and implementation of the company’s products at other facilities, where antimicrobial stewardship programs are a top priority. As a Doctor of Pharmacy, what has been … For those not familiar, what can you tell us about T2 Biosystems? We are a rapid diagnostic technology company that looks to improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs by getting patients started on the …

T2 Biosystems to Showcase Latest Innovations at IDWeek 2019 | Financial Buzz | 10/2/2019

LEXINGTON, Mass., T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO), a leader in the development of innovative diagnostic products for critical unmet needs in healthcare, announced today that it will showcase its latest rapid diagnostics for the detection … with like-minded peers who share our passion for improving antimicrobial stewardship and sepsis management.” The T2Bacteria ® and T2Candida ® Panels – the only FDA-cleared panels that can detect sepsis-causing pathogens directly from a patient’s …

Nabriva

Cancer Drugs Projected to Generate the Most in Pharma Revenues | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

… week include Moleculin Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBRX ), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( NASDAQ: ARWR ), AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV ), Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK ), Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV ). The report continued: “Brain tumors are one of the prominent … pathogens associated with CABP, which aligns with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship.” DISCLAIMER: FN Media Group LLC (FNM), which owns and operates FinancialNewsMedia.com and MarketNewsUpdates.com, is a third party publisher and news dissemination service provider …

Nabriva Therapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Approval of Xenleta™ (lefamulin) to Treat Community-Acquired Bacteria Pneumonia (CABP) | Globe Newswire | 8/19/2019

August 19, 2019 15:41 ET Source: Nabriva Therapeutics US, Inc photo-release Xenleta Vial Bottle Carton tablets Xenleta Vial Bottle Carton tablets Nabriva Therapeutics US, Inc Xenleta Logo Nabriva Therapeutics US, Inc First New IV … pathogens associated with CABP, which aligns with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship.” “The gravity of antimicrobial resistance cannot be overstated, particularly in the context of treating pneumonia,” said Julio Ramirez, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine …

Nabriva Therapeutics

Cancer Drugs Projected to Generate the Most in Pharma Revenues | PR Newswire | 8/20/2019

… week include Moleculin Biotech, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBRX ), Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( NASDAQ: ARWR ), AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV ), Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK ), Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV ). The report continued: “Brain tumors are one of the prominent … pathogens associated with CABP, which aligns with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship.” DISCLAIMER: FN Media Group LLC (FNM), which owns and operates FinancialNewsMedia.com and MarketNewsUpdates.com, is a third party publisher and news dissemination service provider …

Nabriva Therapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Approval of Xenleta™ (lefamulin) to Treat Community-Acquired Bacteria Pneumonia (CABP) | Globe Newswire | 8/19/2019

August 19, 2019 15:41 ET Source: Nabriva Therapeutics US, Inc photo-release Xenleta Vial Bottle Carton tablets Xenleta Vial Bottle Carton tablets Nabriva Therapeutics US, Inc Xenleta Logo Nabriva Therapeutics US, Inc First New IV … pathogens associated with CABP, which aligns with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship.” “The gravity of antimicrobial resistance cannot be overstated, particularly in the context of treating pneumonia,” said Julio Ramirez, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine …

Merck

Friday, June 21, 2019 | Kaiser Health News | 6/21/2019

… pricing monopoly on any given medicine. The legislation is still in flux. (Florko, 6/21) And in other pharmaceutical news — Reuters: Merck CEO Sees Legal Challenge If U.S. Adopts Drug Pricing Based On Other Countries Merck … Joint Commission will now require ambulatory care centers to have antimicrobial stewardship programs to maintain accreditation. The new standards, which will go into effect Jan. 1, will impact outpatient facilities that “routinely prescribe antimicrobial medications …

Sham Drug Prices Hearing Gives Progressives The Floor To Air Grievances With Leadership, Poke Fun At Pharma | Kaiser Health News | 6/21/2019

… pricing monopoly on any given medicine. The legislation is still in flux. (Florko, 6/21) And in other pharmaceutical news — Reuters: Merck CEO Sees Legal Challenge If U.S. Adopts Drug Pricing Based On Other Countries Merck … Joint Commission will now require ambulatory care centers to have antimicrobial stewardship programs to maintain accreditation. The new standards, which will go into effect Jan. 1, will impact outpatient facilities that “routinely prescribe antimicrobial medications …

Merck & Co

Sham Drug Prices Hearing Gives Progressives The Floor To Air Grievances With Leadership, Poke Fun At Pharma | Kaiser Health News | 6/21/2019

… And in other pharmaceutical news — Reuters: Merck CEO Sees Legal Challenge If U.S. Adopts Drug Pricing Based On Other Countries Merck & Co Chief Executive Ken Frazier said on Thursday a rule to base the price … Joint Commission will now require ambulatory care centers to have antimicrobial stewardship programs to maintain accreditation. The new standards, which will go into effect Jan. 1, will impact outpatient facilities that “routinely prescribe antimicrobial medications …

ILÚM Health Solutions Acquires Teqqa | Business Wire | 11/16/2017

… outcomes through the use of clinical decision support and electronic patient data, as well as tech-enabled solutions to facilitate antimicrobial stewardship programs and sepsis management. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that … of Healthcare Services & Solutions , LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada), an independent business unit focused on improving the value of …

Medical Center

50 patient safety experts to know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/11/2020

… Chief Patient Safety Officer, Associate Chief Quality Officer and Director of Patient Safety Research at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (New York City). Dr. Adelman oversees a large team of clinicians, Lean engineers … Sara Cosgrove, MD. Director of Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship (Baltimore). Dr. Cosgrove heads the antimicrobial stewardship department at Johns Hopkins Hospital and serves as associate hospital epidemiologist. She also is a professor …

University Medical Center

50 patient safety experts to know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 3/11/2020

… Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Sara Cosgrove, MD. Director of Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship (Baltimore). Dr. Cosgrove heads the antimicrobial stewardship department at Johns Hopkins Hospital and … The Leapfrog Group assigned “A” letter grades to Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus in fall 2018, spring 2019 and fall 2019 for patient safety performance. Cathy E …

Mayo Clinic

Will you pass the penicillin allergy quiz? | 11/18/2019

Mayo Clinic Antimicrobial Stewardship Group, says it’s important to know if you are truly allergic. A penicillin allergy can be severe and rare. Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:31) is in the downloads at the end of the post.Please “Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network.” Read the script . Penicillin has saved millions of lives since scientist Alexander Fleming’s discovery 90 years ago. And today penicillin is the most commonly reported drug …

Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen CO

Pharmacist- PRN - Avon, CO, , USA #jobs #Avon pls RT | 11/12/2019

Job Detail for Pharmacist- PRN Job Location: Aspen Valley Hospital, Avon, CO, , USA Job Detail for Pharmacist- PRN Job Location: Aspen Valley Hospital, Avon, CO, , USA Jobs In Pharmacist Avon Jobs In Pharmacist Co Jobs … consult service, renal dosing services, IV to PO switch services, antimicrobial stewardship services, and any other therapeutic drug management per organizational protocols Maintains records pertaining to all phases of drug and supply ordering, storage, and …

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Cidara Therapeutics Hosting Key Opinion Leader Meeting on Rezafungin and Cloudbreak Programs | Globe Newswire | 11/5/2019

… professionals. The meeting will feature presentations from Key Opinion Leaders, Neil J. Clancy, M.D. (University of Pittsburgh), Kieren Marr, M.D. (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), and Allison McGeer, M.D. (University of Toronto), who will … b) extensively-drug resistant (XDR) Gram negative bacterial infections and antimicrobial stewardship; c) transplant infectious diseases; and d) Legionella control and environmental management. Dr. Clancy has published over 180 papers in medical journals, and is …

Sinai Health System

Research on antibiotic use desperately needed as resistance crisis looms | 10/30/2019

… Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Toronto, and lead author of the white paper, Research Needs in Antibiotic Stewardship, said antibiotic stewardship research is in its infancy, and research funding is needed to move practice forward. “For most infections, we don’t know the optimal drug, dose, or treatment duration. For many, we don’t even know if they require antibiotic treatment,” Morris said. The authors acknowledge that Antibiotic …

Intermountain Healthcare

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 25, 2019 | 10/28/2019

… in H pylori ; Costs of antibiotic development incentive ; Antibiotic Rx and chronic disease Filed Under : Our weekly wrap-up of antimicrobial stewardship & antimicrobial resistance scans New guidelines say antibiotics not necessary for most toothaches New … that was also high. A team led by researchers from Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah, reported their findings today in Clinical Infectious Diseases . Given that urgent care visits are increasing and are known …

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Adapting Electronic Medical Records May Help Decrease Resistance to Antibiotics | 10/18/2019

Printer friendly page (HealthNewsDigest.com) - Adapting features of the electronic medical record system used by doctors in caring for their patients may improve efforts to prevent antibiotic drug resistance, according to Penn State research. Physicians and pharmacists at Penn State College of Medicine collaborated with computer scientists to expand the work of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. According to Dr. Michael Katzman , professor …

Montefiore Health System

The DISARM Act Proposes New Strategies to Fight The Growing Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance | 10/17/2019

… help reinvigorate the antibiotic development pipeline for effective new antibiotics, by increasing hospital reimbursement, and incentivize development of robust effective antimicrobial stewardship programs which are needed to encourage judicious use of currently available antibiotics in … Theresa Madaline, MD, hospital epidemiologist and assistant professor, Infectious Diseases, Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Those costs are recompensed through sales of the drugs that successfully earn FDA approval and make …

Loyola University Medical Center

Implementing Syndromic Multiplex PCR for Pneumonia within an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks | PRWeb | 10/8/2019

Join Director of Clinical Microbiology Laboratory at Loyola University Medical Center, Amanda T. Harrington, PhD, D(ABMM), and Infectious Disease Physician at Loyola University Medical Center, Fritzie Albarillo, MD, in a live webinar on Tuesday … The increased sensitivity of these products is a benefit for antimicrobial stewardship efforts because of the increased confidence of a negative result for bacterial pathogens. If clinicians are able to get rapid and reliable negative …

UPMC

21st Century Cures Act driving FDA changes | Modern Healthcare | 9/7/2019

… as more recent data on healthcare-associated infections and outpatient antibiotic use. HHS was also asked to release information on antimicrobial stewardship, including educational materials on how healthcare organizations can implement programs to tackle the … to second-guess the approval process,” Chmielewski added. Officials at UPMC in Pittsburgh said despite moves to accelerate FDA approvals, the health system hasn’t changed how it determines which drugs to use in its facilities …

Health Net

Allegheny Health Network Opens Seventh Drive-Up Collection Site for COVID-19 Testing | PRWeb | 4/24/2020

Allegheny Health Network Opens Seventh Drive-Up Collection Site for COVID-19 Testing Share Article Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network has opened its seventh drive-through collection site for COVID-19 testing, in Natrona Heights … Walsh, MD, infectious disease specialist and medical director of AHN’s antimicrobial stewardship program. “At AHN, we have taken comprehensive action to protect our patients, their families, and our caregivers from the risk of exposure to …

AHN Opens Braddock, North Side Collection Sites for COVID-19 Testing | PRWeb | 4/15/2020

… testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) more accessible and convenient to patients across the western Pennsylvania region, today Allegheny Health Network (AHN) will open additional collection sites for COVID-19 testing in Braddock and … Walsh, MD, infectious disease specialist and medical director of AHN’s antimicrobial stewardship program. “We are very excited to be opening two new sites within our urban footprint where we can safely and expeditiously administer COVID …

Donald Trump

Gov. J.B. Pritzker to issue order requiring residents ‘shelter in place’ starting Saturday, sources say | Chicago Tribune | 3/20/2020

… people outside their household, meaning even small parties and casual get-togethers should not take place. [The latest] Fact-checking Donald Trump on drug treatments for COVID-19 » Playgrounds will be closed, though each community … few hundred cases?” said Dr. Emily Landon, medical director of antimicrobial stewardship and infection control at University of Chicago Medicine. “Because it’s the only way to save those lives. And now is the time, because …

21st Century Cures Act driving FDA changes | Modern Healthcare | 9/7/2019

… use To lead a spate of mental healthcare and addiction treatment reforms included in the act, the law required President Donald Trump to appoint the first HHS assistant secretary for mental health and substance use … antibiotic use. HHS was also asked to release information on antimicrobial stewardship, including educational materials on how healthcare organizations can implement programs to tackle the issue. The CDC has published reports on antibiotic stewardship programs …

Ted Schroeder

Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NBRV) CEO Ted Schroeder on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/13/2019

… NASDAQ: NBRV ) Q3 2019 Earnings Conference Call November 12, 2019 4:30 PM ET Company Participants Gary Sender - Chief Financial Officer Ted Schroeder - Chief Executive Officer Francesco Maria Lavino - Chief Commercial Officer Jennifer Schranz - Chief Medical … day treatment course, which certainly is something that’s important for antimicrobial stewardship we show non-inferiority to a seven-day course of moxifloxacin. And second, the importance of macrolide resistance in United States with the …

Nabriva Therapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Approval of Xenleta™ (lefamulin) to Treat Community-Acquired Bacteria Pneumonia (CABP) | Globe Newswire | 8/19/2019

… of antimicrobial resistance and provides a desperately needed IV and oral empiric monotherapy treatment option for adults with CABP,” said Ted Schroeder, chief executive officer of Nabriva Therapeutics. “We are especially proud of this approval … pathogens associated with CABP, which aligns with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship.” “The gravity of antimicrobial resistance cannot be overstated, particularly in the context of treating pneumonia,” said Julio Ramirez, MD, FACP, Professor of Medicine …

Andrew Morris

Research on antibiotic use desperately needed as resistance crisis looms | 10/30/2019

… Andrew Morris, MD, medical director, Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Toronto, and lead author of the white paper, Research Needs in Antibiotic Stewardship, said antibiotic stewardship research is in its infancy, and research funding is needed to move practice forward. “For most infections, we don’t know the optimal drug, dose, or treatment duration. For many, we don’t even know if they require antibiotic treatment,” Morris said …

Research on antibiotic use desperately needed as resistance crisis looms | 10/30/2019

… Andrew Morris, MD, medical director, Sinai Health System-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Toronto, and lead author of the white paper , Research Needs in Antibiotic Stewardship, said antibiotic stewardship research is in its infancy, and research funding is needed to move practice forward. “For most infections, we don’t know the optimal drug, dose, or treatment duration. For many, we don’t even know if they require antibiotic treatment,” Morris said …

Leah Binder

Leapfrog unveils inaugural safety results for ASCs and outpatient centers, finds them lacking | Healthcare Dive | 10/22/2019

… to the public. That’s why Leapfrog made the commitment this past year to expand our ratings to include sameday surgery,” Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group, said in a statement. Leapfrog analyzed … the results. Another area of concern was the lack of antimicrobial stewardship in ASCs. The report found few have such a program in place. Leapfrog is well known for its hospital rankings . Each year, Leapfrog …

The Leapfrog Group Highlights Strengths, Pinpoints Improvements Needed across Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgery Settings in Inaugural Report | PR Newswire | 10/22/2019

… HOPD performance side by side. “Today, more than 60 percent of surgical procedures take place in an outpatient environment,” said Leah Binder , president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “Despite this increasing shift towards same … hand hygiene and medication safety. Very few ASCs have an antimicrobial stewardship program in place and are also less likely to adopt practices such as monitoring for hand hygiene compliance. ASCs have many opportunities in …

John Hydrusko

Pharmacy Times® Expands Strategic Alliance Partnership Program with Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists | Business Wire | 9/3/2019

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 3, 2019– Pharmacy Times ®, the leading multimedia pharmacy network for pharmacists, announces the addition of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) to its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program. “We are excited to begin this partnership with SIDP,” said John Hydrusko, vice president of Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications. “SIDP is a community that advances infectious diseases pharmacy and leads antimicrobial stewardship in order to optimize the …

Pharmacy Times® Expands Strategic Alliance Partnership Program with Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists | Malvern Daily Record | 9/3/2019

Pharmacy Times ® , the leading multimedia pharmacy network for pharmacists, announces the addition of the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) to its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) program. “We are excited to begin this partnership with SIDP,” said John Hydrusko, vice president of Pharmacy & Healthcare Communications. “SIDP is a community that advances infectious diseases pharmacy and leads antimicrobial stewardship in order to optimize the care of patients, and we are excited …

Jackie Drees

Meditech launches antimicrobial stewardship toolkit | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/1/2019

Meditech launches antimicrobial stewardship toolkit Jackie Drees - Print Email Meditech is now offering its clients access to antimicrobial stewardship tools that integrate directly with the vendor’s EHR systems. The antimicrobial stewardship toolkit is able to identify and monitor patients’ records who are on antibiotic therapy. Clinicians can receive alerts to notify important patient events, such as multi-drug resistant organisms identified and antibiotic de-escalations, to help manage prescribing practices …

UPMC starts telemedicine company to fight infectious diseases | Becker’s Hospital Review | 5/17/2019

UPMC forms telemedicine company to target infectious diseases Jackie Drees - Pittsburgh-based UPMC launched its new telemedicine company Infectious Disease Connect on May 16 to help hospitals that are experiencing shortages in infectious diseases specialists … hire additional physicians to provide patient consultations and expertise in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control. 4. UPMC hospitals began providing ID services to patients through telemedicine five years ago. 5. Dr. Abdel-Massih …

Rima Abdel-Massih

‘Flipping the model’ for ID care: UPMC telemedicine company’s Dr. Rima Abdel-Massih - Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/25/2019

Rima Abdel-Massih, MD, brings extensive clinical and research experience with infectious diseases to her role as co-founder and CMO of UPMC’s telemedicine company Infectious Disease Connect. A board-certified infectious disease specialist, Dr … healthcare facilities. There was also a need for assistance with antimicrobial stewardship program and infection prevention and control expertise. The tele-ID services grew rapidly and it was clear we were making a difference for …

UPMC creates telemedicine company to address shortage of infectious disease specialists - MedCity News | 5/19/2019

… for healthcare-associated infections, it has never been more critical for hospitals to properly diagnose, treat and prevent such infections,” Rima Abdel-Massih, CMO of ID Connect, said in the release. “However, with ID specialists … hire additional doctors to provide patient consultations and expertise in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control, noted ID Connect president David Zynn, according to the release. Eventually, he anticipates the company will serve post …

Evan Jones

OpGen’s (OPGN) CEO Evan Jones on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 11/11/2017

OpGen’s (OPGN) CEO Evan Jones on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript Nov.10.17 Q3 2017 Earnings Conference Call November 7, 2017 4:30 PM ET Executives Kim Sutton Golodetz - Senior Vice President/Principal, LHA Investor … CDC, to develop smartphone-based clinical decision support solutions for antimicrobial stewardship, or AMS, and infection control in low and middle income countries. During the quarter, we made solid progress in our efforts to strengthen …

OpGen Reports 2017 Third Quarter Financial Results and Provides Business Update | CNBC | 11/8/2017

… important corporate milestones in the development of our new Acuitas gene tests and informatics for multi-drug resistant organisms” said Evan Jones, Chairman and CEO of OpGen. “We continued to advance development of our first … CDC) to develop smartphone-based clinical decision support solutions for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and infection control in low- and middle-income countries.” Additional developments during the third quarter and recent weeks include: Advanced development of …

Ontario, California

Jays players headed to Florida, continue talks to play in TO | Yahoo News | 6/30/2020

… training facility in Florida while they await word from the Canadian government about playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that city, provincial and federal authorities ‘‘kind of gave … the University of Toronto and the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Sinai-University Health Network, said it would be a bad look for the governments to turn a blind eye to public …

Travel between US, Canada complicating MLB Toronto approval - The Washington Post | 6/30/2020

TORONTO — The Ontario government says the necessity of frequent travel between the U.S. and Canada is the complicating factor holding up approval for Major League League Baseball to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic … the University of Toronto and the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Sinai-University Health Network, said the U.S. is a disaster right now and it would be a bad look for the …

State of Florida

Jays players headed to Florida, continue talks to play in TO | Yahoo News | 6/30/2020

The Blue Jays are moving players to their spring training facility in Florida while they await word from the Canadian government about playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday … the University of Toronto and the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Sinai-University Health Network, said it would be a bad look for the governments to turn a blind eye to public …

Jays Players Headed to Florida, Continue Talks to Play in TO | U.S. News & World Report | 6/30/2020

Sports News Jays Players Headed to Florida, Continue Talks to Play in TO The Blue Jays are moving players to their spring training facility in Florida while they await word from the Canadian government about … the University of Toronto and the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Sinai-University Health Network, said it would be a bad look for the governments to turn a blind eye to public …

Durham, North Carolina

Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates | BMJ | 5/20/2020

Original research Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates Free http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0070-9709 James C Benneyan 1 , 4 1 Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute , Northeastern University , Boston , Massachusetts , USA 2 Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention , Durham , NC , USA 3 Division of Infectious Diseases , Duke University School of Medicine , Durham , NC , USA 4 College of Engineering , Northeastern University …

Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates | BMJ | 5/20/2020

Original research Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates Free http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0070-9709 James C Benneyan 1 , 4 1 Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute , Northeastern University , Boston , Massachusetts , USA 2 Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention , Durham , NC , USA 3 Division of Infectious Diseases , Duke University School of Medicine , Durham , NC , USA 4 College of Engineering , Northeastern University …

Boston, Massachusetts

Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates | BMJ | 5/20/2020

Original research Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates Free http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0070-9709 James C Benneyan 1 , 4 1 Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute , Northeastern University , Boston , Massachusetts , USA 2 Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention , Durham , NC , USA 3 Division of Infectious Diseases , Duke University School of Medicine , Durham , NC , USA 4 College of Engineering , Northeastern University …

Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates | BMJ | 5/20/2020

Original research Large-scale empirical optimisation of statistical control charts to detect clinically relevant increases in surgical site infection rates Free http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0070-9709 James C Benneyan 1 , 4 1 Healthcare Systems Engineering Institute , Northeastern University , Boston , Massachusetts , USA 2 Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention , Durham , NC , USA 3 Division of Infectious Diseases , Duke University School of Medicine , Durham , NC , USA 4 College of Engineering , Northeastern University …