New Antibiotic Stewardship Guidelines Issued by IDSA and SHEA

In response to the antibiotic resistance crisis, the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) have released new national guidelines regarding antibiotic stewardship for inpatient populations including long term care. These guidelines replace those issued in 2007. In cases of diagnosed pneumonia, Avisa believes that once approved, its 13C-Urea BreathTest will facilitate guideline recommendations to increase use of oral antibiotics and reduce antibiotic therapy to the shortest effective duration for inpatient populations.

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