INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Keeping A Close Eye On
Antibiotic Usage

To minimize rehospitalization and improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from acute and chronic infections, we have launched an infectious disease program with a focus on antibiotic stewardship.

 

The implementation of antibiotic stewardship in other healthcare settings has proven to increase the overall management of patients while decreasing the use of antibiotics in the excess of 20%.

Led by noted infectious disease specialist Dr. Slim, our nursing staff addresses our residents’ concerns with an individualized approach that helps them achieve their maximum level of independence.

Program highlights:

  • Early Detection & Treatment for Residents Exhibiting Signs & Symptoms of Infection
  • Evaluating & Limiting the Use of Antibiotics when appropriate
  • Nursing Education regarding Infection Control, Prevention & Treatment

Dr. Jihad Slim, a graduate of St. Michael’s University in Beirut, obtained his specialty in Nephrology in France. Arriving in the US in 1983, he graduated with a degree in Internal Medicine from St. Michael’s Medical School in Newark, specializing in Infectious Disease. He is currently the Director of Infectious Disease at St. Michael’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla.

 

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