Clinical experts will give hospitals and other providers important information about preventing antibiotic-resistant infections during an open Clinical Outreach and Community Activity clinician call Aug. 20, hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The call will cover these topics:

  • strategies to coordinate efforts to fight the increasing number of potentially life-threatening germs that resist drugs created to treat them
  • appropriate prescription of antibiotics
  • infection control actions
  • other means to improve antibiotic stewardship

The Obama administration previously released a National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, in conjunction with a strategy to combat these germs. The national action plan calls for health care providers, public health agencies, patients, and other stakeholders to coordinate efforts to prevent and contain outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections.

Contact Beth Feldpush, DrPH, senior vice president of policy and advocacy, at bfeldpush@essentialhospitals.org or 202.585.0111 with questions.