Exclusive AMR Series, Part 5: Antibiotic Resistance: The Complete Solution

bioMérieux Connection sat down with Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID, an infectious disease clinical pharmacist, for a wide-ranging conversation about antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. Dr. Pogue is a Clinical Pharmacist of Infectious Diseases at Sinai-Grace Hospital – Detroit Medical Center and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His research …

Continued Success of Small Hospital’s “Bug Squad” a Wake-Up Call for Healthcare Facilities Still Lagging in Antibiotic Stewardship

St. Luke’s Magic Valley (SLMV) Medical Center in Twin Falls, Idaho, provides a model case for how a small hospital can dramatically reduce overuse of antimicrobial drugs when the microbiology lab and pharmacy work collectively and continuously with the clinical staff on stewardship. St. Luke’s “Bug Squad” program saved the hospital $830,000 in fiscal year …

Watch Regular Bacteria Evolve into Superbugs

World health leaders have described superbugs as “nightmare bacteria” that “pose a catastrophic threat” to people in every country in the world. Understanding how superbugs develop, what their resistance mechanisms are, and the impact they have on human health is key to combatting the threat. How do Superbugs Evolve? Superbugs evolve in a few ways. …

How to Explain Antimicrobial Resistance to Your Friends and Family (With Infographics)

Explaining science in simple terms can be tough, but for addressing problems like antimicrobial resistance, public awareness and understanding are vital.  Here are some common questions and answers. What is Antimicrobial Resistance? Is it Different from Antibiotic Resistance? Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when a germ develops or acquires a way to prevent the antimicrobial drug …