Breakpoints
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8 months ago

#81 – Making the Right Choice Easy: Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Emergency Department

Episode Notes

Drs. Zack Nelson (@zacroBID), Alison Dittmer, and Michael Pulia (@DrMichaelPulia) join Dr. Jillian Hayes (@thejillianhayes) to discuss the ins and outs of antimicrobial stewardship in one of the busiest parts of the hospital: the emergency department! Tune in for a discussion on communication considerations in the ED, the role of lipoglycopeptides for common gram-positive syndromes, and a rapid-fire round discussing common stewardship interventions. This podcast was supported by an educational grant from Melinta Therapeutics.

References:

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