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View the Fight the Resistance Campaign Kickoff Webinar from November 10, 2015.
Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is committed to promoting improved antibiotic prescribing behaviors among 44,000 of the nation’s hospitalists. As part of this commitment SHM has launched the “Fight the Resistance” awareness campaign in conjunction with the Get Smart campaign from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Visit www.fighttheresistance.org for all campaign information, including downloadable posters to display in your hospital.
Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that nearly one in three antibiotics might be inappropriately prescribed. Antibiotics are one of the major classes of drugs tied to adverse events for hospitalized patients.
This year, SHM will be joining the fight to resist inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Please join us as we launch SHM’sFight The Resistance campaign November 9- November 13, 2015.
More details to come.