May 28, 2020

Healthcare Providers Are Reminded to Use Caution When Prescribing Antibiotics During the Pandemic

A news report issued by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy shares concern related to extensive use of antibiotics to treat COVID-19, a practice that may be accelerating antibiotic resistance.

January 11, 2019

Limiting Overprescribing of Antibiotics in the Urgent Care Setting

CDC research indicates that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for respiratory conditions is highest in the Urgent Care Setting at 45.7% and second highest in the Emergency Department at 24.6%. Taking the time to educate patients in these settings regarding the difference between a viral illness that does not require antibiotics and a bacterial infection is a key to managing this issue.