The antibiotic prescribing process in nursing homes is fundamentally different from that observed in hospital and clinic settings, with formidable challenges to implementation of effective antibiotic stewardship.
Nevertheless, an emerging body of research points toward ways to improve antibiotic prescribing practices in nursing homes.
A timely review summarizes the findings of this research and presents ways in which antibiotic stewardship can be implemented and optimized in the nursing home setting.
To learn more, see Crnich et al. (2015). Optimizing antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes: A narrative review and recommendations for improvement. Drugs & Aging, 32(9), 699-716.