Breakpoints

Breakpoints


Latest Episodes

Episode 1: So You're an Antimicrobial Steward... Now What?
July 31, 2019

Panelists share real-world experiences in order to empower new (and existing) practitioners as antimicrobial stewardship leaders. Find out how to get started based on different training and work environments, develop relationships with key players, and ad

Episode 2: Show Me the Data!
July 31, 2019

Learn how to market your stewardship program, with an emphasis on generating meaningful data to sustain and expand your program. Panelists share how they balance day-to-day activities with moving big projects forward, leveraging learners, presenting to th

Episode 3: Stewardship is a Team Sport
July 31, 2019

Journey with our panelists through their lessons learned and favorite moments of their stewardship careers. We describe how to evolve as a stewardship team member and leader, enhance collaborations, promote culture change, and give and receive feedback

Rapid Fire Data from ECCMID 2019
July 10, 2019

Panelists go “rapid fire” through posters and oral abstracts presented at ECCMID 2019, including: rapid diagnostics, the influence of leadership in antimicrobial stewardship, iPad technology and patient’s beliefs about antibiotics, imipenem-relebactam, ce

Tazobactam and Tulips: Hot Topics from ECCMID 2019
July 10, 2019

Panelists review expanded MERINO trial data including mortality by pathogen MIC, PK-PD principles, BLING III, beta-lactam therapeutic drug monitoring, linezolid dosing in renal impairment, microbiology issues, and updates from EUCAST

Nerding Out at ECCMID 2019
July 10, 2019

Panelists share their secret passions and nerdiest moments from ECCMID 2019, including multi-omics data for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the effects of chemotherapy on antimicrobial resistance, phage therapy, and more!

How ECCMID 2019 went viral
July 10, 2019

Panelists review results of ASPECT-NP (Ceftolozane-tazobactam versus meropenem in patients with ventilated nosocomial pneumonia), CAMERA-2 (Combination therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia), and Exebacase for patients with m

Lessons Learned From the Front Line
June 26, 2019

In the final part of our three part series on penicillin allergies our expert panelists discuss important clinical pearls and lessons learned from the front line that can be helpful for those interested in starting a penicillin allergy program. The panel

Implementing Penicillin Skin Testing
June 26, 2019

In episode 2 the panelists discuss strategies for allergy reconciliation and implementation of penicillin skin testing. Our experts open this podcast by discussing their experience with different penicillin skin testing models and how their institution la

Mythbusting
June 26, 2019

In this episode our expert panelists discuss common misconceptions surrounding penicillin allergies, provide evidence to dispute these misgivings, and discuss some of the consequences that arise from an inappropriate penicillin allergy label for a patient