Monographs Relating to Antimicrobial Stewardship
The definition of a monograph is a detailed piece of writing in a single subject. We are delighted to present a series of educational monographs on a variety of subjects relating to antimicrobial stewardship.
Current Approaches to Accurate C. difficile Diagnosis
Clostridium difficile is a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) typically brought on by exposure in antibiotics in the healthcare setting. Testing remains challenging, but advancements in diagnostics and disease understanding have created many options for laboratories to use to test for C. difficile.
Commonly Used Antibiotic Classes and Development of Resistance
This monograph reviews the mechanisms of action of common antibiotic classes and examines how resistance has developed against these agents.
The Urgent Evaluation of Pneumonia
There is a potentially deadly correlation between pneumonia and influenza. It is important that clinicians are aware of this correlation and how to diagnose and treat both diseases.