Long-Term Care

CDC has released new guidance on antibiotic use in nursing homes

MDS 3.0 Insider, September 18, 2015

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes adapts the CDC Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship into practical ways to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes. The program seeks to improve antibiotic prescribing practices and reduce their inappropriate use. Antibiotics are the most frequently prescribed medications in nursing homes. Up to 75 percent of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes are given incorrectly,  according to the CDC.
 
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