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1:30 7 Basic Elements That Should Be Included In Each Hospital’s Antibiotic Stewardship Program

7 Basic Elements That Should Be Included In Each Hospital’s Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Improving the use of antibiotics is an important patient safety and public health issue as well as a national priority. In this video, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH addresses the 7 basic elements that should be included in each…
1:02 3 Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infections

3 Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing Antibiotics For Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections pose a specific challenge to doctors prescribing antibiotics. In this video, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH addresses the 3 steps every doctor should take when treating urinary tract infections with…

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Tom Frieden, MD, MPH
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1:08 4 Things Doctors And Hospital Staff Can Do To Protect Patients And Preserve The Power Of Antibiotics

4 Things Doctors And Hospital Staff Can Do To Protect Patients And Preserve The Power Of Antibiotics

Unlike other medications, the potential for spread of resistant organisms means that the misuse of antibiotics can adversely impact the health of patients who are not even exposed to them.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
0:48 3 Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing Antibiotics

3 Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing Antibiotics

Antibiotics are often overprescribed leading to an epidemic of antibiotic resistance. In this video, CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH tells doctors 3 ways to safely and effectively prescribe antibiotics to their patients. The March…
00:41 2 Additional Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing for MRSA Infections

2 Additional Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing for MRSA Infections

Strategies for improving antibiotic use and evidence for best practices are constantly evolving. CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH addresses 2 additional steps every doctor should take when prescribing for methicillin-resistant…
00:46 2 Additional Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing Antibiotics for Pneumonia

2 Additional Steps Every Doctor Should Take When Prescribing Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Pneumonia can often present similarly to other infectious diseases. What can doctors due to identify pneumonia and affectively prescribe antibiotics? CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH gives the CDC's recommendation. The March 2014…