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Antimicrobial Resistance & Stewardship

The Laboratory’s Vital Role in Patient Care and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Labs provide physicians and pharmacists with vital knowledge that allows patient care plans to be executed—all while contributing to the fight against antimicrobial resistance. We sat down for a virtual interview with Dr. Rodney Rohde to discuss the important role of the laboratory in patient care and antimicrobial stewardship.

COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance: Dual Health Threats

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, bacteria resistant to antibiotics are responsible for 1.3 million direct deaths each year and 5 million indirect ones. The estimations were made in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the problem.