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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Rhode Island Long-Term Care Facilities: Current Standings and Future Opportunities

  • Haley J. Morrill (a1) (a2) (a3), Leonard A. Mermel (a2) (a4) (a5), Rosa R. Baier (a6) (a7), Nicole Alexander-Scott (a4) (a8) (a9), David Dosa (a3) (a9), Sara Kavoosifar (a10), Rebecca Reece (a4) (a8) and Kerry L. LaPlante (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4)...

Our survey of antimicrobial stewardship practices among Rhode Island long-term care facilities demonstrated opportunities to develop formal programs. Results suggest infection preventionists are largely responsible for ensuring appropriate antibiotic use in long-term care facilities and there is a need for increased interdisciplinary access to individuals with antimicrobial stewardship expertise.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;37:979–982

Corresponding author
Address correspondence to Kerry L. LaPlante, PharmD, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, 7 Greenhouse Rd, Ste 295A, Kingston, RI 02881 (
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Presented in part: IDWeek 2015; San Diego, California; October 8, 2015.

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