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June 25, 2020

Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program leads remdesivir roll-out across UNC Health hospitals

Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP) is carrying out intensive stewardship in the realm of COVID-19. The work is a natural extension of its mission to improve the use of antimicrobials (which include antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, and antiparasitics). In addition to CASP’s daily stewardship to ensure patients receive antimicrobials only when needed, with the right drug, right …

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March 13, 2020

Boerneke selected as IHQI Improvement Scholar for outpatient penicillin allergy testing

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHQI) announced its 2020-2021 Improvement Scholars Program this week. The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program congratulates member Renae Boerneke, PharmD, BCPS, CPP on the selection of her project with co-lead Mildred Kwan, MD, PhD: Reducing the Healthcare Utilization of Broad Spectrum Antibiotics: Implementation of …

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January 24, 2020

Weber presents on multidrug-resistant pathogens at Medicine Grand Rounds

On January 23, 2019, Dr. David Weber presented at the UNC School of Medicine Grand Rounds on the continuing threat of multidrug resistant pathogens. Dr. Weber’s research interests include hospital-associated (nosocomial) infections especially antibiotic-resistant pathogens, surveillance, disinfection and sterilization, nosocomial pneumonia, hand hygiene, and outbreak investigations. Other research interests include new and emerging infectious diseases, …

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November 30, 2019

Antibiotic time-out scale up, pediatric appendicitis study featured in 2019 CASP Newsletter

The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program 2019 Annual Newsletter features updates on its efforts, including: Renewed recognition from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: NC DHHS renewed UNC Medical Center’s Advanced Level 2 Antibiotic Stewardship STAR Partner Facility rating for a second year, in recognition of its comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship program. UNCMC is …