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Jump RL, Heath B, Crnich CJ
Knowledge, beliefs, and confidence regarding infections and antimicrobial stewardship: a survey of Veterans Affairs providers who care for older adults.
The reseasrchers conducted an anonymous survey of providers who care for older adults from 10 Veterans Affairs long-term-care facilities to assess their knowledge, beliefs, and confidence toward treating infections and antimicrobial stewardship. They found that the average score on 5 questions assessing knowledge was 3.6 out of 5.0, thus supporting a need for education regarding the care of older adults with infections.
Citation: Jump RL, Heath B, Crnich CJ . Knowledge, beliefs, and confidence regarding infections and antimicrobial stewardship: a survey of Veterans Affairs providers who care for older adults. Am J Infect Control 2015 Mar;43(3):298-300. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.11.017.
Keywords: Antimicrobial Stewardship, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Long-Term Care, Medication, Veterans