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CDC Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

November 14, 2016 - November 18, 2016

View or download our press release: Great Basin Scientific Participates in CDC’s Get Smart About Antibiotics Week, Releases Antimicrobial Stewardship Survey Findings
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The CDC estimates that there are 47 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics written each year in the U.S. These scripts have and will continue to lead to the development of superbugs that are resistant to available antibiotics. The CDC estimates that over 10 million Americans will die from untreatable superbugs by 2050.


Rapid blood culture testing has been shown to improve time to optimal therapy leading to reduced antibiotic resistance, reduced costs and improved patient outcomes.

The Great Basin Staph ID/R Blood Culture Panel is the only rapid blood culture diagnostic currently on the market that only distinguishes CoNS from MRSA/MSSA —  enabling hospitals to correctly administer the most efficacious antibiotic when there is a true infection and de-escalate when there is no infection, versus empiric treatment with vancomycin.

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Details

Start:
November 14, 2016
End:
November 18, 2016
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Website:
https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/week/index.html

Organizer

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Website:
https://www.cdc.gov