February 19th 2018
Due to the need to reduce resistance to antimicrobials and the incidence of clostridium difficile we have moved to a three tiered antimicrobial stewardship program.
As antimicrobial resistance and risk for clostridium difficile infections becomes a greater issue we should critically evaluate antimicrobial prescribing practices through antimicrobial stewardship (ASP).
At Centegra (CHS) we will be enhancing our antimicrobial stewardship program this month by moving to a three tiered system dispensing antimicrobials for inpatients at CHS.
This has been reviewed and approved by P&T committee and MEC.
Commonly used antimicrobial agents that do not have restrictions. e.g. amoxicillin, azithromycin etc
Antibiotic will be immediately dispensed but reviewed at 48 hours “Time out” for clinical criteria that supports use. If criteria met then no further action needed and physician will not be contacted.
If agent does not meet criteria the prescribing physician will be contacted for suggestions and alternatives.
Antimicrobials that are restricted to ID consult only.
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacists are
|Centegra Hospital – McHenry||Deanna Olexia||Main Pharmacy: 815-759-4400|
|Centegra Hospital – Huntley||Stephanie Chang||Main Pharmacy: 224-654-0600|
Tiered Antibiotic Formulary Process complete details.
For more information on ASP please see the CDC site on antimicrobial stewardship.