Antibiotic Resistance

The overuse and misuse of antibiotics is causing bacteria to adapt and change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of drugs, chemicals or other agents designed to cure or prevent infections.
The CDC has released the latest iteration of its guidance document that helps hospitals implement antibiotic stewardship programs.
11.18.2019  | Germs Can Kill
Antibiotic-resistant germs kill 35,000 people in the U.S. each year, according to the latest Antibiotic Resistance Threat Report from the CDC.
The Massachusetts Sepsis Consortium, led by the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety, has released a report containing 17 recommendations that hospitals and emergency departments can undertake to reduce incidences of sepsis.
The Commonwealth Fund’s most recent Scorecard on State Health System Performance places Massachusetts at number 2 in the nation – up from fifth place in 2017.
The IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress takes place in May.
Last week, MHA sent a notice to its membership informing them of a new antibiotic stewardship project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safe