1083 - Antimicrobial Stewardship

Rates of resistance to antimicrobial agents continue to increase at hospitals in the United States with the two main reasons for this increase being patient-to-patient transmission of resistant organisms and selection of resistant organisms because of antimicrobial exposure. This session provides a brief overview of the recommendations for Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards along with guidance for MEDITECH’s best practice for generating electronic Microbiology antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic administration reports for transmission to the National Healthcare Safety Network. Alysha Metcalf is a senior analyst supporting MEDITECH's physician ordering and e-Prescribing products. For the past six years, Alysha has worked in the Client Services division conducting trainings, creating customer education materials, and informing product development.

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