New ANA White Paper on Recommendations to Optimize Antibiotic Use among Nurses

The American Nurses Association (ANA) recently released a white paper outlining how nurses can optimize antibiotic use and provide safer better patient care. The white paper focuses on nurses’ role in antibiotic stewardship efforts in four key areas:

  • How bedside nurses can improve antibiotic use 
  • How to improve nurses’ participation in antibiotic use activities – at both national and hospital levels 
  • Education and training for nurses 
  • How to engage nursing leaders in antibiotic stewardship efforts

To learn more about appropriate antibiotic use, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/.

Looking for additional resources on related topics?  Check out AAOHN's NICE Network Resources

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