A Prescription for Over-Prescribing: The Key to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

January 17, 2017
Hosted by Nancy C. Caralla

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In a recent study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, new data was released showing that at least 30 percent of all prescriptions written in doctors’ offices and emergency rooms are completely unnecessary. So how do we use these alarming results to transform the culture of overprescribing? Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra, M.D., will: Give a detailed explanation of the study results, and provide an in-depth review of specific findings; Highlight what CDC is doing to promote antibiotic stewardship across healthcare settings, and Identify what clinicians, other health care professionals, and patients can do to improve antibiotic prescribing, therefore fighting antibiotic resistance.

C. diff. Spores and More

C. diff. Spores and More

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“C. diff. Spores and More” is an educational program providing you with up-to-date information pertaining to C. diff. and Healthcare-Associated infections. Raising awareness through education and advocacy saves lives worldwide. Topics are of C. difficile infection (CDI) prevention, treatments, and environmental safety products along with Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) awareness and more. Our guests are topic experts discussing Antibiotic Resistance, Research and Development, Clinical trials, Nutrition Counseling, Microbiome, Mental health, C. diff. survivors, and so much more. Please join us every Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.

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Nancy C. Caralla

Nancy C. Caralla

Nancy C. Caralla, a three time C. diff. survivor, healthcare professional, and now dedicated to “Raising C. diff. Awareness” worldwide. Through the experiences is why we are so passionate raising C. diff. awareness. The C Diff Foundation was brought to fruition in November 2012 with a mission to educate and advocate for C. diff. infection prevention, treatment, and environmental safety worldwide. We now join the many successful hosts and programs on VoiceAmerica to deliver life-saving information through our program; “C. diff. Spores and More.”

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