Recommendations to Optimize Antibiotic Use among Nurses
Nurses are a cornerstone of quality patient care. Because they work around the clock in a variety of healthcare settings, they’re able to significantly impact patient safety through improved antibiotic use.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently released a white paper outlining how nurses can optimize antibiotic use and provide safer, better patient care. The white paper focuses on nurses’ role in antibiotic stewardship efforts in four key areas:
- How bedside nurses can improve antibiotic use
- How to improve nurses’ participation in antibiotic use activities – at both national and hospital levels
- Education and training for nurses
- How to engage nursing leaders in antibiotic stewardship efforts
To learn more about appropriate antibiotic use, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/