Hospitals to Fight C. Difficile Through National Initiative for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Four hospitals have partnered with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in a national initiative for antimicrobial stewardship.
The sites were selected through a competitive application process, and applicants were required to assemble a multidisciplinary team and garner support from senior leadership to conduct an antimicrobial stewardship improvement project at their facilities.
A pharmacist mentor with expertise in antimicrobial stewardship will visit the health systems to evaluate current antimicrobial practices and provide specific recommendations to meet their quality improvement goals. The visit includes a continuing education presentation accredited for pharmacists, physicians and nurses. Following the visit, participants and their teams will conduct antimicrobial stewardship improvement activities and report outcomes that will be featured as success stories for this initiative.
The four hospitals participating in this initiative include Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital, St. Mary's Hospital in Madison, Wis., Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth and The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.
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