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Antibiotic Stewardship Program Assessment

Sponsored by McKesson Lab Solutions

With the Joint Commission and CMS requiring antibiotic stewardship programs in hospitals, what does a highly successful program look like? Take the assessment to see if your facility meets the characteristics of a high-performing antibiotic stewardship program.
2. Are your pharmacy antibiotic volumes/costs decreasing? *This question is required.
3. Is your MRSA rate decreasing? *This question is required.
4. Is your C.diff rate decreasing, and is it less than the national average of ~7.5 cases per 10,000 patient stays? *This question is required.
5. Is your facility implementing strategies to reduce the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics? *This question is required.
6. Are you avoiding outbreaks of infections and not receiving penalties for readmissions or hospital-acquired infections? *This question is required.
7. Is your facility free of any CRE infections (carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaciae)? *This question is required.
8. Are you utilizing rapid molecular technology to emphasize diagnostics and conservative therapeutics? *This question is required.
9. Are you involving your local healthcare community in your antibiotic stewardship initiatives (example: long term care facilities, clinics, urgent care facilities, etc.)? *This question is required.
10. Are you sharing individual antibiotic use data with your prescribers? *This question is required.