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Antibiotic Resistance

PointClickCare adds antibiotic stewardship function

Senior care software provider PointClickCare has added antibiotic stewardship functionality to its Infection Prevention & Control solution, enabling staff to optimize the use of antibiotic agents via best practice guidelines — and avoid building resistance. The commercial release of Infection Prevention & Control workflow is designed to help customers manage and control the spread of infection…

Clinical Briefs for Monday, February 24

This season’s flu vaccines are 45% effective: CDC … ER patients may care less about a clinician’s race and gender than previously thought … New group of antibiotics hold promise in fight against resistant staph bugs … Eating olive oil is a life-extender – when added to other lifestyle habits, say scientists

Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 13

Watch the kidneys: Heart disease linked to a higher risk of renal failure … Combining antibiotics may promote resistance, study finds … Could synthetic neuron cells replace those lost to Parkinson’s? … Advocacy group decries stalled prostate cancer death rate, ‘mixed messaging’ on screening

Also in the News for Thursday, Jan. 11

CDC maps its 50-state battle against antibiotic resistance with success stories … Geriatric nurses in emergency departments reduce likelihood of inpatient admission … Utah researchers develop app to get Type 2 diabetics moving

Assisted living residents with dementia receiving too many antipsychotics, GAO says

White House creates new national strategy on antibiotics

The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It includes an executive order to direct the federal government to “reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to help ensure the continued availability of effective treatments for bacterial infections.”

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