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Antimicrobial Stewardship

​Providing a comprehensive solution that easily lets you meet regulatory requirements and realize cost savings.

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Antibiotic Stewardship Programs (ASP) improve patient outcomes and provide cost savings.

  • Reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions.

  • Increase adherence to standardized antibiotic treatment guidelines. 

  • Reduce prescription of high-cost antibiotics.

  • Avoid adverse drug events such as C difficile infections​​ related to antibiotics.

  • Decrease quinolone use in accordance with FDA guidance.

Why invest in an ASP?

Accountability​

  • Inform strategies on appropriate antibiotic use.

  • Provide background for appropriate antibiotic "time-outs" and review course with clinical providers as needed.

  • We set standards for antibiotic prescribing practices for all clinical providers delivering care in your facility.

Support

  • Weekly review of new antibiotic prescriptions

  • Monthly meetings with your Infection Control team to review antibiotic usage focusing on quinolone use reduction.

  • Check-ins to reassess the need for ongoing antibiotic therapy

  • Liaising with outside consulting physicians to ensure appropriate antibiotic use

Expertise

  • Ensure the appropriateness of antibiotic therapy in the setting of microbiology cultures.

  • Identify clinical situations that drive inappropriate courses of antibiotics such as asymptomatic bacteriuria.

  • Assist with providing education and implementing updated treatment guidelines

  • Access to treatment algorithms for common infections such as urinary tract infections and skin and soft tissue infections.

​Know the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes!

Improving the use of antibiotics in healthcare.

Key Concept

Enhance Your Antimicrobial Stewardship Program