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UK College of Nursing hosts conference on the effectiveness of antibiotics

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/ by UK HealthCare

One of the biggest challenges healthcare providers face today is how to reduce microbial resistance. Infections caused by bacteria, parasites, fungi and viruses are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic therapies. Multi-drug resistant organisms have the potential to be transmitted from one person to another, which can result in costly infections that are difficult to treat. In the United States, at least 2 million people each year acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to at least one or more of the antibiotics designed to treat those infections.

To combat this challenge, the UK College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Kentucky Department of Public Health, HAI Prevention Program and Atom Alliance, are hosting a conference for healthcare providers to address best practices in prescribing antibiotics, as well as to provide information and guidelines for implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs within healthcare settings. The conference will be held Dec. 7-8 at the Karpf Auditorium in Pavilion A of the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital.

Continuing education credit is available. Click here to register online.

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