As a teen, when people asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always said a doctor. In high school, my favorite classes were biology and human anatomy, and I enjoyed listening to and helping people. As a summer lifeguard, I enjoyed the feeling of saving lives and keeping people safe. (Yes, I did actually save people during my tenure! Learning to swim is a life-saving skill!) Becoming a doctor seemed like a logical career path.

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Amy Webb presented on NHSN Antimicrobial Use Option – Implementation, Validation & Analysis at the APIC 2019 Annual Conference. The presentation described the required data elements for submission into the NHSN AU Option, identified examples of how to validate AU data before and after submission to NHSN, and outlined the AU Option analysis reports.

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