Trying to strike a balance epidemiologically, and perhaps politically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for people wanting to leave home and attend gatherings as COVID-19 cases generally have plateaued nationally.
The key change from the 2009 vancomycin guidelines is the switch from trough-based to area under the curve (AUC)-based dosing and monitoring. This article will highlight key differences between the 2009 and 2020 guidelines, limitations of the new guidelines, and implementation issues.
The Case Management Society of America is releasing its 2020 Case Management Adherence Guidelines to provide case managers with tactics for improving population health. The guidelines are designed to assist case managers and case management leaders in all practice settings.
A retrospective cohort study found that infectious disease consultation for patients with candidemia resulted in lower 90-day mortality. This was likely a result of strong adherence to guideline- and evidence-based management and the low number of patients who were not treated.
Antimicrobial stewardship is the responsibility of everyone involved in the care of critically ill and hospitalized patients. This review discusses some of the key principles and practices of successful antimicrobial stewardship programs, particularly as they relate to critical care.
Plenty of medical associations have released position statements addressing medical marijuana, but many cite the lack of research into cannabis as a healthcare product as a barrier to writing comprehensive, evidence-based guidelines.