Increasingly, over the last 15 years, antibiotic resistant infections in the Atlanta 20 county metropolitan area have continued to soar — this area represents a diverse racial/ethnic population.
Our goal is to empower high-risk communities to stop the spread of antibiotic resistant MRSA and other Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI). This will be accomplished through the strengthened abilities of public, school, and academic librarians, school nurses and athletic staff, and others to support their community members in the use of the NLM databases to address the growing health disparity seen with antibiotic resistant infections in our communities.
The NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library and part of the National Institutes of Health. The health information that NLM makes available on the Internet is free, easily and quickly accessible and of the highest quality and reliability. Given emerging global health crises and disinformation, it is incumbent that accurate and trustworthy information in this area of infection control be shared with community members.
Community members :- Our project empowers community members of neighborhoods identified to be at risk antibiotic resistant germs ( MRSA) with knowledge and abilities to use the National Library of Medicine (NLM) consumer health and other databases in the pursuit understandable health information to prevent and appropriately manage antibiotic resistant infections
Healthcare providers practicing within these at-risk communities will be trained on how to use the best clinical practice and evidence-based guidelines which are available through the internet and NLM resources, so that they can better manage patients with antibiotic resistant infections.