Antibiotic Prescribing for Common Infections

On October 22, 2018, NH DHHS issued a health alert regarding antibiotic prescribing for common infections.

NH DPHS Health Alert NetworkKey Points and Recommendations:

  • NH DPHS has prioritized coordination of antibiotic stewardship work in New Hampshire. We invite healthcare providers and facilities to partner with us to improve treatment of common infections in order to improve patient outcomes and minimize the chance of bacterial pathogens becoming resistant to some of our best antibiotics.
  • This second annual New Hampshire State Antibiogram is a tool to both monitor bacterial antibiotic resistance patterns, and help inform clinician antibiotic prescribing. See the 2017 New Hampshire State Antibiogram with key clinical messages about treating common infectious syndromes is attached.
  • SAVE THE DATE: On March 20, 2019, we will host our 2nd annual NH Antibiotic Stewardship Symposium. Dr. Arjun Srinivasan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be our keynote speaker to set the stage for further presentations and discussion about how we can improve the health of patients through better antibiotic use and infection management.
  • For questions or information about how to be involved in statewide antibiotic stewardship work, please call (603)-271-4496 and ask to speak with the Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program, or email the HAI program at HAIProgram@dhhs.nh.gov.

Read the full DHHS alert