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image of the front page of the CASP 2020 newsletter The Steward

November 12, 2020

Strategies for optimizing antimicrobials featured in CASP Newsletter

The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program’s 2020 Newsletter features updates on its efforts, including: Expert advice from CASP’s lead pharmacist Lindsay Daniels in Clinicians’ Corner Pediatric stewardship news from UNC Children’s Hospital’s Zach Willis and Bill Wilson How collaboration with Infection Prevention is expected to help keep C. difficile infection rates low Progress in scaling up …

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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 …