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DICON/DASON Symposium 2018
November 16, 2018
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CDC AMR Challenge

The U.S. government’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Challenge is a yearlong effort to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance across the globe that launched at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2018. 

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A Center of Excellence

One of only two academic sites nationwide to be recognized by the Infectious Diseases Society of America as a Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship

eDICON and eDASON

Practical, ready-to-use educational tools for your stewardship and infection prevention needs. Anytime, anywhere.

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DCASIP Programs and Services

The Center’s efforts to improve, explore, educate, and discover strategies to make healthcare safer is made possible through the Center’s four arms of education, consulting, Duke Hospital services, and research.
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We Are Antimicrobial Stewards

We work to prevent antimicrobial resistant infections within the Duke Health system, in community hospitals across the country, and throughout the world through education, research, and consulting. 

Center News

Nicholas Turner joins The Robert J. Lefkowitz Society

Dr. Nicholas Turner, a fellow with the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, has been invited to join The Robert J. Lefkowitz Society.

The Society is named for Dr. Lefkowitz, esteemed Duke faculty member and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

From the Duke Department of Medicine's website:

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UV Disinfection Study Shows Reduction in Hospital Infections

A secondary analysis from the BETR-Disinfection study, published June 4 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, demonstrates the effectiveness of UV in reducing certain types of infections hospital-wide. The study authors state:

The addition of a UV-C device to standard terminal room disinfection decreased the risk of subsequent acquisition and infection by target multidrug-resistant organisms such as C difficile and VRE. This study further shows that enhanced disinfection can have both a direct effect on the next patient who enters a contact isolation room and an indirect beneficial effect on other patients admitted to hospital.

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Libby Dodds Ashley Author on Position Paper About the Importance of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship

DASON pharmacist and Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) President Elizabeth Dodds Ashley is an author on a position paper by several leading healthcare organizations. The paper supports the importance of both infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship programs and the integral links between both.

“The issues surrounding the prevention and control of infections are intrinsically linked with the issues associated with the use of antimicrobial agents and the proliferation and spread of multidrug-resistant organisms,” says lead author Mary Lou Manning. 

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Antimicrobial resistance is a major challenge for modern healthcare.  The Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention includes a unique portfolio of programs to fight this growing problem. We at CDC look forward to continuing our collaborations with Duke to help protect patients.

—Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA (CAPT, USPHS), Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr Anderson and colleagues in the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention are world leaders in the important and essential fight to prevent infections and antimicrobial resistance. They are truly providing the 'guiding lights' and leadership  for all to follow in this mission.

—John Perfect, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases at Duke University School of Medicine

The Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention is an important source for education and programmatic support for hospitals in the Southeastern US.  In addition, their research on the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant pathogens and enhancing antibiotic stewardship is of high quality and public health value.  I look forward to collaborating with Dr. Anderson and his expert colleagues for years to come.

—David Weber, MD, MPH, Medical Director of UNC Hospitals' Departments of Hospital Epidemiology and Occupational Health Service, Associate Chief Medical Officer of UNC Health Care