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  • Two million people acquire drug resistant bacteria and around 23,000 die from infection-related resistance each year (CDC, 2018a) and Up to 50% of antibiotics are incorrectly prescribed, including usage, dosage, and duration (CDC, 2017)
  • Clostridium difficile (C.diff) is a common problem seen in the hospital
  • Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) as a proven method of addressing the problem of antibiotic resistance by education, multidisciplinary efforts, and refined resource utilization
  • The biggest problem is nursing staff are unsure how to participate in AMS!

Publication Date

2020

Keywords

Antimicrobial stewardship, Antibiotic resistance, Nursing education, Clostridium difficile

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Other Nursing

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Nurses Week Poster 2020

Providing Education Regarding Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Bedside Nurse

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