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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132695/thai-clinicians-attitudes-toward-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs
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Nantanit Sutthiruk, Julie Considine, Ana Hutchinson, Andrea Driscoll, Kumthorn Malathum, Mari Botti
BACKGROUND: Effective hospital-wide antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs need multidisciplinary engagement; however, clinicians' attitudes have not been investigated in Thailand where AMS is in early development. The aim of this study was to explore Thai clinicians' (doctors, nurses, and pharmacists) perceptions and attitudes toward AMS. METHODS: A paper-based survey was distributed in a 1,000-bed university hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, between November 9, 2015, and December 21, 2015...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091200/patterns-of-dispensed-non-medical-prescriber-prescriptions-for-antibiotics-in-primary-care-across-england-a-retrospective-analysis
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Molly Courtenay, David Gillespie, Rosemary Lim
Objectives: To describe the patterns of dispensed non-medical prescriber (NMP) prescriptions for antibiotics in primary care across England between 2011 and 2015. Methods: A retrospective analysis of dispensed antibiotic prescriptions, written by NMPs and medical prescribers between 2011 and 2015 in primary care in England, obtained from the National Health Service Business Services Authority. Results: Between 2011 and 2015, the number of NMPs (mainly nurses but also pharmacists and small numbers of allied health professionals) in England, who have independent prescribing capability, has risen by over one-third to nearly 30000...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071666/correction-to-expanding-antimicrobial-stewardship-to-urgent-care-centers-through-a-pharmacist-led-culture-follow-up-program
#3
Lisa E Dumkow, Thomas S Beuschel, Kasey L Brandt
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October 25, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970405/retrospective-evaluation-of-pharmacist-interventions-on-use-of-antimicrobials-using-a-clinical-surveillance-software-in-a-small-community-hospital
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Samuel R Huber, Fekadu Fullas, Kristel R Nelson, Lesleigh B Ailts, James M Stratton, Michael T Padomek
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America "Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship" recommend the use of computer-based surveillance programs for efficient and thorough identification of potential interventions as part of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). This retrospective study examined the benefit of utilizing a clinical surveillance software program to help guide antimicrobial therapy in an inpatient setting, in a small community hospital, without a formal ASP...
October 21, 2016: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966443/clinical-uptake-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-recommendations-following-nanosphere-verigene-blood-culture-gram-negative-reporting
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Aaron Belknap, Daniel S Grosser, Daniel A Hale, Benjamin J Lang, Peter Colley, Raul Benavides, Neelam Dhiman
We performed a retrospective chart review of patients to determine if the Verigene Gram-negative blood culture (BC-GN) results would lead to earlier deescalation of empiric therapy for inpatients with GN bacteremia with Citrobacter spp., Enterobacter spp., Klebsiella spp., and Escherichia coli to appropriate targeted coverage. A total of 899 records were reviewed from April 2014 to February 2016 from three institutions within the Baylor Scott & White Health network. The cases were reviewed for initial antibiotic coverage, timing of Verigene results, change in antibiotic coverage, and how these changes related to the timing of Verigene results...
October 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947624/development-and-application-of-an-objective-staffing-calculator-for-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Kelly Echevarria, Julie Groppi, Allison A Kelly, Anthony P Morreale, Melinda M Neuhauser, Gary A Roselle
PURPOSE: The development and validation of a staffing calculator and its use in creating staffing guidance for antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities are described. METHODS: The Tools and Resources Work Group of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Task Force and PBM Clinical Pharmacy Practice Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs developed, tested, and validated a staffing calculator to track patient care and ASP management activities needed to maintain a comprehensive ASP...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903514/impact-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-antibiotic-use-at-a-nonfreestanding-children-s-hospital
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R Brigg Turner, Elena Valcarlos, Ann M Loeffler, Michael Gilbert, Dominic Chan
Background: Pediatric stewardship programs have been successful at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. Data from nonfreestanding children's hospitals are currently limited. This study is an analysis of antibiotic use after implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community nonfreestanding children's hospital. Methods: In April 2013, an antimicrobial stewardship program that consisted of physician-group engagement and pharmacist prospective auditing and feedback was initiated...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853035/expanding-antimicrobial-stewardship-to-urgent-care-centers-through-a-pharmacist-led-culture-follow-up-program
#8
Lisa E Dumkow, Thomas S Beuschel, Kasey L Brandt
INTRODUCTION: Urgent care centers represent a high-volume outpatient setting where antibiotics are prescribed frequently but resources for antimicrobial stewardship may be scarce. In 2015, our pharmacist-led Emergency Department (ED) culture follow-up program was expanded to include two urgent care (UC) sites within the same health system. The UC program is conducted by ED and infectious diseases clinical pharmacists as well as PGY1 pharmacy residents using a collaborative practice agreement (CPA)...
September 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842518/formalization-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-in-a-small-community-hospital
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Alexa R Lockwood, Nicole S Bolton, Mark D Winton, Jean T Carter
PURPOSE: Results of a study to formalize an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) in a small community hospital are presented. METHODS: The formalization process began with a gap analysis of the hospital's antimicrobial services, followed by the development of a fully integrated, multipharmacist ASP. The impact was studied with an institutional review board-approved study design. Retrospective pre-ASP data were pulled from March 1 to June 30, 2012 and 2013 patient records; prospective post-ASP data were collected for March 1 to June 30, 2015...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768593/staff-nurses-as-antimicrobial-stewards-an-integrative-literature-review
#10
REVIEW
Elizabeth Monsees, Jennifer Goldman, Lori Popejoy
BACKGROUND: Guidelines on antimicrobial stewardship emphasize the importance of an interdisciplinary team, but current practice focuses primarily on defining the role of infectious disease physicians and pharmacists; the role of inpatient staff nurses as antimicrobial stewards is largely unexplored. METHODS: An updated integrative review method guided a systematic appraisal of 13 articles spanning January 2007-June 2016. Quantitative and qualitative peer-reviewed publications including staff nurses and antimicrobial knowledge or stewardship were incorporated into the analysis...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709439/enhanced-antimicrobial-de-escalation-for-pneumonia-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-a-cross-over-study
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Tracy Trupka, Kristen Fisher, Scott T Micek, Paul Juang, Marin H Kollef
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics are commonly administered to hospitalized patients with infiltrates for possible bacterial pneumonia, often leading to unnecessary treatment and increasing the risk for resistance emergence. Therefore, we performed a study to determine if an enhanced antibiotic de-escalation practice could improve antibiotic utilization in mechanically ventilated patients with suspected pneumonia cared for in an academic closed intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: This was a prospective cross-over trial comparing routine antibiotic management (RAM) and enhanced antimicrobial de-escalation (EAD) performed within two medical ICUs (total 34 beds) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, an academic referral center...
July 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694537/survey-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-practices-in-public-hospitals-in-new-zealand-district-health-boards
#12
Sharon J Gardiner, Jane A Pryer, Eamon J Duffy
AIMS: To determine what antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) practices exist in New Zealand public hospitals. METHODS: A quantitative survey based on recommended components of hospital AMS programmes was sent to the 20 DHBs in June 2016. RESULTS: Ten of the 20 DHBs had an AMS committee, nine had dedicated AMS pharmacist full-time equivalents (FTEs) and eight had lead clinician FTEs. Only one DHB met FTE recommendations for AMS pharmacists and two for clinicians (0...
July 7, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694232/reinforcement-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-task-force-aims-at-a-better-use-of-antibiotics-of-last-resort-the-colitifos-study
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Benjamin Davido, Frédérique Bouchand, Aurélien Dinh, Christian Perronne, Maryvonne Villart, Olivia Senard, Jérome Salomon
BACKGROUND: Physicians are facing a worldwide increase in multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms. Eradication of such bacteria, including so called superbugs (XDR), may cause physicians to prescribe last-resort antibiotics. However, experience with these drugs is limited and few data are available. METHODS: A before and after retrospective study was conducted from January 2008 to June 2016. Prescriptions of parenteral antimicrobials considered as last-resort antibiotics (colistin, fosfomycin, tigecycline and temocillin) were reviewed by 4 infectious disease specialists (according to microbiology results, susceptibility testing, clinical situation and alternative agents), while doses were analysed by a pharmacist...
August 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674308/improved-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-positive-blood-culture-by-proactive-intervention-of-antimicrobial-use-impact-of-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-implementation-on-clinical-practice
#14
Takehiro Yamada, Keisuke Kagami, Shungo Imai, Koji Akizawa, Sumio Iwasaki, Tatsuya Fukumoto, Nobuhisa Ishiguro, Ken Iseki
 Bacteremia is one of the most serious infectious illness resulting from nosocomial infection. Therefore, appropriate antimicrobial chemotherapy should be provided as soon as possible to patients exhibiting symptoms of infectious disease and having positive blood culture results. Antimicrobial stewardship (AS) guidelines were recently released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The guidelines recommend "proactive intervention and feedback" as one of the core strategies for implementing optimal antimicrobial drug use to improve patient outcomes in clinical settings...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655372/antibiotic-stewardship-new-frontier-familiar-journey
#15
Caren McHenry Martin
Recent changes in regulations by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services require long-term care facilities to meet specific requirements on antibiotic stewardship, promoting the appropriate use of antibiotics and antimicrobials. The goal is to improve patient outcomes and decrease the spread of infections caused by multi-drug-resistant organisms. Consultant pharmacists can help facility personnel implement policies and procedures for effective antibiotic stewardship, assist prescribers and facility staff in understanding how to use the facility's antibiogram, find appropriate resources, and provide facility personnel with feedback on their antimicrobial stewardship efforts...
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655371/implementing-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-program
#16
Caren McHenry Martin
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is expected to expand requirements for antimicrobial stewardship in nursing facilities during 2016. Many facilities are looking to pharmacists to help them take the initial steps toward developing these coordinated programs to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials.
May 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605452/optimizing-preoperative-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-reported-%C3%AE-lactam-allergy-a-novel-extension-of-antimicrobial-stewardship
#17
Alon Vaisman, Janine McCready, Sandy Hicks, Jeff Powis
Background: Use of alternative second-line antibiotics is associated with adverse events in patients reporting β-lactam allergy. In the perioperative setting, we hypothesized that structured allergy histories, without the use of skin testing, can reduce alternative prophylactic antibiotic use. Objectives: Assess the impact of structured allergy histories on patients with self-reported β-lactam allergy (SRBA) undergoing elective surgical procedures. Methods: Structured allergy histories were performed by a pharmacist and reviewed with an infectious diseases physician...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596021/pharmacist-driven-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-intensive-care-units-in-east-china-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Zhongwang Li, Baoli Cheng, Kai Zhang, Guohao Xie, Yan Wang, Jinchao Hou, Lihua Chu, Jialian Zhao, Zhijun Xu, Zhongqiu Lu, Huaqin Sun, Jian Zhang, Zhiyi Wang, Haiya Wu, Xiangming Fang
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial stewardship programs, particularly pharmacist-driven programs, help reduce the unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents. The objective of this study was to assess the influence of pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship on antimicrobial use, multidrug resistance, and patient outcomes in adult intensive care units in China. METHOD: We conducted a multicenter prospective cohort study with a sample of 577 patients. A total of 353 patients were included under a pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship program, whereas the remaining 224 patients served as controls...
June 5, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540641/evaluation-of-penicillin-allergy-in-the-hospitalized-patient-opportunities-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
#19
REVIEW
Justin R Chen, David A Khan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Penicillin allergy is often misdiagnosed and is associated with adverse consequences, but testing is infrequently done in the hospital setting. This article reviews historical and contemporary innovations in inpatient penicillin allergy testing and its impact on antimicrobial stewardship. RECENT FINDINGS: Adoption of the electronic medical record allows rapid identification of admitted patients carrying a penicillin allergy diagnosis. Collaboration with clinical pharmacists and the development of computerized clinical guidelines facilitates increased testing and appropriate use of penicillin and related β-lactams...
June 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490386/pharmacists-familiarity-with-and-institutional-utilization-of-rapid-diagnostic-technologies-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
#20
Rachel A Foster, Kristi Kuper, Z Kevin Lu, P Brandon Bookstaver, Christopher M Bland, Monica V Mahoney
Rapid diagnostic technologies (RDTs) significantly reduce organism identification time and can augment antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) activities. An electronic survey quantified familiarity with and utilization of RDTs by clinical pharmacists participating in ASPs. Familiarity was highest with polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Formal infectious diseases training was the only significant factor influencing RDT familiarity. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:863-866.
July 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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