Sharing Insights and Best Practices
  • How Can Collaboration Advance Your Antimicrobial Stewardship Program?
    How Can Collaboration Advance Your Antimicrobial Stewardship Program?
    Spectrum Team

    Introducing our newest tool: Community Content Library. This software helps power your antimicrobial stewardship program and save you time. Community Content allows you to easily browse, copy and adapt guidelines from all the thousands of vetted clinical guidelines housed in Spectrum, created by the many hospitals we support.

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  • Antimicrobial Stewardship and Penicillin Allergy De-Labeling
    Antimicrobial Stewardship and Penicillin Allergy De-Labeling
    An interview with Dr. Tiffany Wong MD, FRCPC, and Dr. Chelsea Elwood B.M.ScH, M.Sc, MD, FRCSC, BC Women's & Children's Hospital

    We recently interviewed Dr. Tiffany Wong and Dr. Chelsea Elwood, both of BC Women's and Children's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada to gain insights on this stewardship challenge and learn more about how they are using Spectrum as an intervention tool to address it.

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  • Vaccine Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT): A Brief Evidence Review
    Vaccine Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT): A Brief Evidence Review
    Mira Maximos, PharmD, MSc, ACPR

    VITT type blood clots are a rare adverse event following administration of COVID-19 vaccines that use the adenoviral vector including the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD as well as the Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

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  • Building a Successful Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
    Building a Successful Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
    An Interview with Shaqil Peermohamed, MD FRCPC, Saskatchewan Health Authority

    The keys to building a great antimicrobial stewardship program - an interview with Dr. Shaqil Peermohamed.

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  • The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis: What You Should Know
    The AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis: What You Should Know
    Dr. Kimberley Gauthier, PhD; Dr. Amir Imani, PharmD; Dr. Krishana Sankar, PhD; Dr. Mira Maximos, PharmD, MSc, ACPR

    Currently, there are no specific risk factors, such as age, gender or previous medical history of clotting disorders, identified for the observed rare events. There is still no proven causal link with the vaccine; however, further analysis is ongoing.

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  • How to Answer the Question “Which COVID-19 Vaccine should I get?”
    How to Answer the Question “Which COVID-19 Vaccine should I get?”
    Dr. Mira Maximos, PharmD, MSc, ACPR; Dr. Krishana Sankar, PhD; Dr. Kimberley Gauthier, PhD; Ms. Corri Levine, MSc; Ms. Sabina Vohra-Miller, MSc

    Amongst the excitement about the public rollout of these vaccines, an important question is being asked by those looking to be vaccinated: “Which vaccine should I get?”

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  • Introducing the Spectrum blog
    Introducing the Spectrum blog
    Spectrum Team

    We are excited to introduce our new blog where we will share up to date evidence, clinical perspectives and best practices in Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship.

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