July 12, 2023
NARMS Data Now Available on Sanford Guide
A new partnership between CDC and Antimicrobial Therapy, Inc., publisher of the “Sanford Guide,” aims to strengthen antimicrobial stewardship by ensuring that healthcare professionals across the country have access to the information they need at the point of care. 

A trusted authority on antimicrobial prescribing, Sanford Guide has for decades helped healthcare professionals prescribe the right antibiotic, in the right dose, for the right duration, primarily through antibiograms, or tables that provide a summary of the antimicrobial susceptibilities of selected bacterial pathogens. 

Now, through a collaboration with CDC, Sanford Guide is incorporating data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS), which tracks changes in the antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens. Through Sanford Guide’s mobile app and website, healthcare professionals can view antibiograms using NARMS data for three enteric bacteria — Salmonella (including Salmonella Typhi), Shigella, and Campylobacter. Sanford Guide now also includes links to CDC websites, publications, and resources.

With greater access to CDC resources and NARMS data, healthcare professionals can integrate this information into clinical practice, leading to improved antibiotic prescribing decisions. 

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