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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Aug 27:1-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2019.231. [Epub ahead of print]

Using social media to disseminate research in infection prevention, hospital epidemiology, and antimicrobial stewardship.

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1
Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
3
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
4
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
5
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
6
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Abstract

Social media, prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial stewardship (ASP) each impact every area of medicine. Independently, each have power to change medicine, however, synergistically, the impact could be transformative. Given the profound clinical, financial, and public health impact of infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship combined with the incomplete uptake of best practices, multimodal strategies employing social media are critical to increase the speed and reach of research. This review discusses the strategic utilization of online communication platforms to increase the dissemination of critical publications.

PMID:
31452490
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2019.231

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