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Journal Article
Commentary

COVID-19: an emerging threat to antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department.

Pulia M, Wolf I, Schulz L, et al. West J Emerg Med. 2020;21(5):1283-1286.

Antimicrobial stewardship is one strategy to improve antibiotic use to reduce hospital-acquired infections. In this editorial, the authors discuss negative effects of COVID-19 on antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department (ED) and approaches for optimizing ED stewardship during the pandemic.