Nursing Homes

Work smarter: Testing a decision-making tool for antibiotic use

June 9, 2017
Tool use lead to significant reductions in antibiotic use in nursing homes

Nursing homes: When they’re right for you

March 17, 2016
A step-by-step guide to what future residents and their loved ones should know

Protecting a precious resource: Antibiotics in nursing homes

January 11, 2016

Overprescribing antibiotics can lead to dire consequences—the bacteria can become resistant to the drugs, and once-controllable diseases can run wild. This is especially common in places where people live closely together, like in a college dormitory or a nursing home—and older people in nursing homes may be especially vulnerable.

McMaughan to develop Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Guide

October 17, 2013

Darcy McMaughan, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, recently developed a Nursing Home Antibiotic Stewardship Guide.