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Antibiotics - Our Commitment

Our Antimicrobial Stewardship Commitment

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “antibiotics and similar drugs, together called antimicrobial agents, have been used for the last 70 years to treat patients who have infectious diseases. Since the 1940s, these drugs have greatly reduced illness and death from infectious diseases. However, these drugs have been used so widely and for so long that the infectious organisms the antibiotics are designed to kill have adapted to them, making the drugs less effective.”

CDC data confirms; each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Therefore Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital made a Antimicrobial Stewardship Commitment. Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (MDMH) is committed to an antimicrobial stewardship program in all clinical settings in order to optimize the treatment of infectious diseases and minimize the adverse consequences of antimicrobial use. By the end of 2018, MDMH will have antimicrobial stewardship progress in all care settings, and will have fully implemented the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship. These core elements of antimicrobial stewardship include leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking, reporting and education.

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Patient Education Information:

Antibiotics aren’t always the answer.
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