Career/Education Opportunities and Blog-iversary
Antibiotic stewardship is a community effort to use antibiotic drugs only when appropriate. An important aspect of stewardship is education: for the community, this means learning the difference between viral and bacterial infections; for the clinical microbiologist, this means using your antibiogram for the best empirical drug use until susceptibility is determined; for the health care practitioner, this means learning the best practices for prescribing antibiotics.
The CDC is offering a free training course for health care providers on antibiotic prescription practices. The online course instructs how to optimize antibiotic prescribing and how to inform other healthcare professionals about these practices. Completion of the course will provide eight hours of continuing education (CE) credits.
It's the Bugs & Drugs Blog-iversary!
Do you like the range of topics covered on Bugs & Drugs? Do you wish we'd cover a particular topic? We'd love to hear your thoughts or suggestions for future blog posts! Please leave a note in the comment section or send your ideas to Julie Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org.We launched the Bugs & Drugs blog in March 2017 and it's been a huge success—in large part due to your participation! We aim to provide interesting commentaries and a forum to discuss them. Thank you for reading, commenting and creating a great discussion forum over the past year for all things clinical microbiology.