Q&A with the CDC's Nimalie Stone: A Coordinated Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes

OCTOBER 09, 2015
Amy Jacob



As a medical epidemiologist for Long-term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nimalie Stone ensures seven core elements of stewardship are maintained throughout longterm care: leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking, reporting, and education.

"The clinicians help inform the implementtion of policy. It's one thing to put out a guide for best practices, but it's another to actually take these guidelines and put them into the real world," shared Stone.





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