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Antibiotic Commonsense Newsletter

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Antibiotics aren't always the answer.

Microbial resistance weakens one of our most basic tools for fighting disease. Inappropriate use of antibiotics is the main threat to their continued effectiveness. In this newsletter we bring you practical, evidence-based information and resources to promote good antibiotic stewardship.

Latest Issue

May 2019—Antimicrobial Susceptibility Summary for 2017.


Past Issues

May 2019—Antimicrobial Susceptibility Summary for 2016.

December 2018—Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is a threat to public health. Learn how healthcare providers can help control TB in our community.

December 2017—Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit

June 2017—Molecular Diagnostic Technologies Improve Patient Care & Antibiotic Stewardship

December 2016—Antimicrobial Susceptibility Summary for 2015.

March 2016—Inappropriate Treatment of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ASB).

August 2016Clostridium difficile Infection and Acid Suppressing Agents.

September 2015—Antibiotic Prescriptions for Diarrhea in Pierce County.

August 2015—National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.

December 2014—Antimicrobial Susceptibility Summary for 2014.

October 2014—Antibiotic Stewardship: Appropriate Antibiotic Selection and Duration.

August 2014—Antibiotic Stewardship: When to Withhold and When to Stop Antibiotics (part 2).

June 2014—Antibiotic Stewardship: When to Withhold and When to Stop Antibiotics (part 1).

April 2014—Antigen Testing Likely contributes to Increased Reporting of Campylobacteriosis.

November 2013—Let's Talk about Microbiomes.

April 2013—Respiratory Tract Infections: Using Procalcitonin to Guide Antibiotic Therapy Decisions.

January 2013—What's Happening with MRSA in Pierce County.

November 2012—Antimicrobial Susceptibility Summary for 2011.

July 2012Clostridium difficile Infection vs. Colonization: Who do I Test?

March 2012—Asymptomatic Bacteriuria or Urinary Tract Infection?

January 2012—Treating Patients and their Sexual Partners for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia: An Update.


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