Stewardship Spotlight Podcast

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This series includes audio podcasts provided by our world-renowned Antimicrobial Stewardship Project (ASP) Advisory Committee members and other topic experts. Each focuses on a specific area of interest within the topics of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial stewardship.

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    Episode 27: Part 3 - Improving patient outcomes through diagnostics in stewardship with Eleftherios Mylonakis
    In this episode, we discuss one of Dr. Mylonakis’s previously published papers, “The Cost-Effectiveness of Rapid Diagnostic Testing for the Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections with or without Antimicrobial Stewardship''. We will focus on how rapid diagnostics, along with stewardship, can improve the quality and cost effectiveness of patient care, resulting in improved patient outcomes.
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    Episode 26: Part 2 - Improving patient outcomes through diagnostics in stewardship with Tristan Timbrook
    (2022-02-23) Peterson, Marnie; Timbrook, Tristan
    In this episode, we discuss one of Dr. Timbrook’s previously published papers, “The Effect of Molecular Rapid Diagnostic Testing on Clinical Outcomes in Bloodstream Infections: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”. Our conversation focuses on how rapid diagnostic testing can be paired with antimicrobial stewardship policy to improve clinical outcomes.
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    Episode 25: Part 1 - Improving patient outcomes through diagnostics in stewardship with Duane Newton
    (2022-02-16) Peterson, Marnie; Newton, Duane
    In this episode, we discuss the mini-review entitled “Clinical Utility of Advanced Microbiology Testing Tools” with coauthor Dr. Duane Newton. In the paper, Dr Newton and team explored how to define the clinical utility of novel microbiology technologies. We discuss how to clearly articulate the value proposition of these new technologies to various stakeholders, including clinicians, the clinical laboratory, hospital administrators, and health systems.
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    Episode 24: Health Literacy and Antimicrobial Stewardship with Dr. Elizabeth Hermsen
    (2020-12-03) Peterson, Marnie; Hermsen, Elizabeth
    Listen to our conversation with Elizabeth Hermsen, PharmD, MBA, Head of Global Antimicrobial Stewardship at Merck. We discuss antimicrobial stewardship gaps in the outpatient setting, where one third of prescriptions for antimicrobials are inappropriate. We also discuss the importance of health literacy, and how improving health literacy may be used as an approach to address antimicrobial resistance.
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    Episode 23: Science Communication with Natalie Vestin
    (2020-09-10) Peterson, Marnie; Vestin, Natalie
    In this episode, host Marnie Peterson interviews Natalie Vestin, MPH, a Research Associate at CIDRAP and the brains behind the Antimicrobial Stewardship Project. Marnie and Natalie discuss Natalie’s fascinating journey to public health, her work in communicating scientific information to a broad audience, the impact of COVID-19 on antimicrobial stewardship, and finally, Natalie’s time as an artist in the Pandemic Artist Lab.
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    Episode 22: Sustainable Antibiotic Development with Dr. Brad Spellberg
    (2020-02-12) Peterson, Marnie; Spellberg, Brad
    Listen to our conversation with Brad Spellberg, MD, Chief Medical Officer at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. We discuss his recent New England Journal of Medicine paper, and important issues around sustainable antibiotic discovery and development.
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    Episode 21: Professor Philip Howard
    (2019-07-10) Peterson, Marnie; Howard, Philip
    Listen to our discussion with Professor Philip Howard, the current president of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), regarding the concept of the antibiotic footprint - a new communication tool for the public to reduce antibiotic consumption.
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    Episode 20: Professor Dilip Nathwani
    (2019-02-15) Peterson, Marnie; Nathwani, Dilip
    Listen to our discussion with Professor Dilip Nathwani, faculty advisor to CIDRAP-ASP, regarding the launch of the new JAC - Antimicrobial Resistance (JAC-AMR), an innovative, open-access knowledge-exchange platform for research and education.
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    Episode 19: Dr. Brad Spellberg
    (2018-12-13) Peterson, Marnie; Spellberg, Brad
    Listen to Dr. Brad Spellberg discuss "Expected Practice," a novel psychological tool used to promote antimicrobial stewardship in clinical settings, and the progress that has been made in reducing total antibiotic exposure.
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    Episode 18: Dr. Michael Osterholm
    (2018-10-24) Peterson, Marnie; Osterholm, Michael
    Listen to CIDRAP’s Director, Dr. Michael Osterholm, discuss accomplishments and future directions for the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, antimicrobial resistance in the US and abroad, and his role as a US Department of State Science Envoy.
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    Episode 17: Professor Karin Thursky
    (2018-08-14) Peterson, Marnie; Thursky, Karin
    Listen to Professor Karin Thursky discuss a recently published a manuscript that describes hospital sepsis clinical pathway in a cancer hospital, impacts on sepsis management, and realized outcomes.
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    Episode 16: Dr. Jacqueline Sneddon
    (2018-07-12) Peterson, Marnie; Sneddon, Jacqueline
    Listen to Dr. Jacqueline Sneddon discuss a recently published manuscript regarding guidance of the optimization of carbapenem use through a national quality improvement program (Scotland).
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    Episode 15: Professor Dilip Nathwani
    (2018-04-09) Peterson, Marnie; Nathwani, Dilip
    Listen to Professor Dilip Nathwani discuss a free interactive e-book regarding the principles and clinical practice of global stewardship, developed by BSAC in collaboration with the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
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    Episode 14: Dr. Charis Marwick
    (2017-12-06) Peterson, Marnie; Marwick, Charis
    Listen to Dr. Charis Marwick discuss her paper on how we should approach outcome measures to study antimicrobial stewardship interventions.
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    Episode 13: Dr. Celine Pulcini
    (2017-08-02) Peterson, Marnie; Pulcini, Celine
    Listen to Celine Pulcini, MD, PhD, describe the necessary funding and human resources needed for supporting antibiotic stewardship teams.
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    Episode 12: Dr. Buddy Creech
    (2017-06-14) Peterson, Marnie; Creech, Buddy
    Listen to Dr. Buddy Creech discuss an NIH study he is leading to determine the optimal duration of antimicrobial therapy of children with pneumonia in the outpatient setting.
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    Episode 11: Dr. Mordechai Grupper and Dr. David Nicolau
    (2017-04-11) Peterson, Marnie; Grupper, Mordechai; Nicolau, David
    Listen to Dr. Mordechai Grupper and Dr. David Nicolau discuss the optimization of antimicrobial usage for the prevention and treatment of skin and soft tissue infections, specifically in obese patients.
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    Episode 10: Professor Peter Davey
    (2017-03-02) Peterson, Marnie; Davey, Peter
    Listen to Professor Peter Davey discuss interventions to improve antibiotic prescribing practices for hospital inpatients.
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    Episode 9: Dr. Aimee Dassner and Dr. Jennifer Girotto
    (2017-02-02) Peterson, Marnie; Dassner, Aimee; Girotto, Jennifer
    Listen to Dr. Aimee Dassner and Dr. Jennifer Girotto discuss antimicrobial stewardship approaches to pediatric pneumonia.
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    Episode 8: Dr. Amanda Beaudoin
    (2016-12-21) Peterson, Marnie; Beaudoin, Amanda
    Listen to Dr. Amanda Beaudoin discuss her role and leadership in the establishment of a 'One Health' approach to antibiotic stewardship.