Antibiotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care: A Call to Action.

Abstract

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are focused heavily on curbing the misuse of antibiotics in health care facilities. Regulations governing the management of antibiotics in the nursing facility will likely be changing in the near future, which will put the pharmacist at the forefront of a clinical team that is dedicated to proper antibiotic utilization. Savvy pharmacists are embracing this opportunity to engage long-term care facility staff to improve the care of their residents.

DOI: 10.4140/TCP.n.2016.358

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@article{Martin2016AntibioticSI, title={Antibiotic Stewardship in Long-Term Care: A Call to Action.}, author={Caren McHenry Martin}, journal={The Consultant pharmacist : the journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists}, year={2016}, volume={31 7}, pages={358-64} }