Congratulations to Michael Pulia, MD, MS on his article publication in the Journal of The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) this week - just in time for U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, an annual observance led by the CDC that raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use.
"Antibiotic Stewardship for Older Adults in Ambulatory Care Settings: Addressing an Unmet Challenge"
Antibiotic prescribing improvement efforts in older adults have been primarily focused on inpatient and long‐term care settings. However, the ambulatory care setting is where the vast majority of antibiotic prescribing to older adults occurs.
Dr. Pulia had the opportunity to collaborate with other Antibiotic Stewardship leaders to address antimicrobial resistance in older adults, who are particularly vulnerable to serious antibiotic‐associated adverse effects, and to provide guidance on priority areas in best practice stewardship among older adults in ambulatory care settings.