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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!
Antimicrobial stewardship, Antibiotic resistance, Nursing education, Clostridium difficile
Boeke, Anna, "Providing Education Regarding Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Bedside Nurse" (2020). Nursing Posters. 115.