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 …