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We're celebrating "Way Back Wednesday" during national #AntibioticAwareness Week. Check out this blog post written by CEO Mary Ellen Pratt in 2017. In this feature Mary Ellen discusses antibiotic resistance and the reason it is so important to trust your physician when it comes to these treatments.
If you are prescribed antibiotics, take them exactly as your provider recommends. If you aren't, it is okay to ask "why" but it's also important to understand that based on your health, symptoms and tests, this is what your clinician believes is safest for you. #USAAW23
In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a landmark report sounding the alarm of the urgent threat facing human health – antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Antibiotics and similar drugs, to...
Are your feet trying to tell you something?🦶 According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, approximately 20% of the U.S. population has at least one foot problem annually which can be the result of an underlying health issue such as diabetes.
Watch the video below to learn how to do a one-minute diabetes foot check. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, this check is recommended daily.
DID YOU KNOW? St. James Parish Hospital has an Antibiotic Stewardship Team of frontline staff, leaders and physicians. This team works together to measure and review data to ensure antibiotics are used responsibly throughout our hospital and clinics with the goal of protecting our patients and community.
Team members Scott Dantonio, RPh, Director of Pharmacy (top row center), and Diana Rothenberg, PharmD (not pictured), have each earned antimicrobial stewardship certifications.
NATIONAL ANTIBIOTIC AWARENESS WEEK The discovery of penicillin 94 years ago revolutionized medicine. Today, in U.S. doctors’ offices and emergency departments, at least 28% of antibiotics prescribed each year are unnecessary. While antibiotics and antifungals are important to treat infections, any time they are used they can cause side effects and contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance (AR). In the U.S. alone, more than 2.8 million antimicrobial-resistant infections occur each year causing over 35,000 deaths.