Mobile App—Prevent Group B Strep (GBS) Helps Providers Prevent Life-threatening Infections in Newborns

The Mobile App—Prevent Group B Strep (GBS) which was developed by CDC with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Nurse-Midwives, simplifies the screening process of interpreting the guidelines. The app asks obstetric and neonatal providers to answer a series of simple questions about their patients. Based on the responses, health care providers obtain patient-specific GBS prevention recommendations within seconds. Additionally, the app provides patient-specific recommendations for the appropriate choice of antibiotic for pregnant women, an area of the GBS guidelines that does not always get correctly implemented. Using the right antibiotic is critical, especially in an era of antibiotic resistance.

The App  and a web version are  available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/groupbstrep/guidelines/prevention-app.html

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