Children's National Hospital quality initiative changes culture of antibiotic prescribing in NICU
from Medical Xpress
A quality improvement initiative in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's National Hospital led to a significant reduction in treatment with intravenous vancomycin, an antibiotic used for resistant gram positive infections, which is often associated with acute kidney injury. The findings, published in the journal
, show the initiative reduceed vancomycin use in patients by 66%, and the NICU has sustained the reduction for more than a year.
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