Amy Pakyz

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Antimicrobial stewardship

How does antimicrobial stewardship impact infection control? Antimicrobial stewardship efforts work hand in hand with infection control practices. Antimicrobial stewardship efforts are focused on decreasing unnecessary and inappropriate antibiotic use (either antimicrobial selection, dosing, route, or duration), a driver of antimicrobial resistance. Curtailing inappropriate use of antimicrobials in a hospital may also aid in decreasing…

Broad-spectrum antibiotics

What is the impact of broad-spectrum antibiotics in the prevention and control of health care-associated infections? Broad-spectrum antibiotics are invaluable in the control of modern healthcare-associated infections (HAIs); however, limiting their overuse represents an equally important means of preventing HAIs that are increasingly caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Accordingly, The Joint Commission has continued to…

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