Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

The purpose of Antimicrobial Stewardship is to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics throughout our health system and optimize patient outcomes while decreasing the development of resistance and antibiotic-related adverse events. At the core of our Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is an active multi-disciplinary committee composed of representation from our Infectious Disease physician groups, hospitalist physician group, microbiology, infection prevention, pharmacy, nursing education, and clinical data analysis departments. The tasks of our committee are to gather and analyze data, provide education, advise on formulary changes, and incorporate national guidelines into clinical practice.

General antimicrobial information

Antimicrobial Durations of Therapy Reference Table 2015

Appropriate Antimicrobial Use Criteria 2015

Cephalosporin use in patients with penicillin allergy 2012

Treatment alternatives for piperacillin-tazobactam, meropeneme, linezolid, and daptomycin 2015

CHI Franciscan Procalcitonin Protocol 2014

ESBL (+) Treatment Options 2014

Antimicrobial Stewardship-Related CME

Antimicrobial Stewardship by Dr David McEniry Introduction October 2015

Antimicrobial Stewardship by Dr David McEniry Pneumonia October 2015

Antimicrobial Stewardship by Dr David McEniry SSTI October 2015

Antimicrobial Stewardship by Dr David McEniry UTI October 2015

Pneumonias

Pneumonia Treatment Algorithm with Aspiration Addendum 2015

Pneumonia Treatment and Evaluation Summary

MRSA PCR Protocol (Pneumonia ONLY) 2015

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Urinary Tract Infection

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria vs UTI Treatment Algorithm 2015

Asymptomatic Bacteriuria (ASB) Summary

ESBL UTI Treatment Alternatives

Usage Criteria for Fosfomycin in UTI

UTI and Pyelonephritis Summary

Skin and Skin Structure Infections and Diabetic Foot Infections

SSTI Treatment Algorithms 2015

DFI Treatment Algorithms 2015

SSTI Quick Reference Summary

Bacteremias and Sepsis

Sepsis of Unknown Origin Treatment Algorithm 2014

Febrile Neutropenia Treatment Algorithm 2014

Intra-Abdominal Infections

Intra-abdominal Treatment Algorithm (Empiric, Non-Biliary) 2014