Pandemic hits: Evaluation of an antimicrobial stewardship program website for hospital communication during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) took on key roles in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, including development of local treatment guidelines, access to COVID-19
Using the COM-B model to identify barriers to and facilitators of evidence-based nurse urine-culture practices
Nurses play an important role in influencing culture practices and antimicrobial prescribing, but they are often overlooked in stewardship interventions. How nurses communicate a patie
My winding journey to a career in hospital epidemiology: Serendipity, detours and opportunities
The term “hospital epidemiology” was not in my lexicon when I began my career in infectious diseases (ID) in 1977.
Optimizing reflex urine cultures: Using a population-specific approach to diagnostic stewardship
When used as a part of a diagnostic workup, UA parameters should be leveraged for their NPV instead of sensitivity.
A Turtle Disaster: Salmonella enteritidis Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection
Cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) infections have high mortality and morbidity.
Evaluation of hospital blood culture utilization rates to identify opportunities for diagnostic stewardship
To evaluate the pattern of blood-culture utilization among a cohort of 6 hospitals to identify potential opportunities for diagnostic stewardship, our team completed a retrospective analysis of blo
Clin-Star corner: What's new at the interface of geriatrics, infectious diseases, and antimicrobial stewardship
Antibiotics are among the leading causes of adverse drug events in older adults.