Effect of a pharmacist-managed culture review process on antimicrobial therapy in an emergency department
- Demonstrating the true value of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Chapman, Bret; Gonzalez III, Luis // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/1/2015, Vol. 72 Issue 15, p1263
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Pharmacist-driven Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in an Institution Without Infectious Diseases Physician Support" by C. D. Waters published in the "American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy" in 2015.
- Systematic approach to antimicrobial restriction. Athans, Vasilios; Santarossa, Maressa; Kenney, Rachel M.; Davis, Susan L. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/1/2015, Vol. 72 Issue 15, p1264
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "California Strengthens Antimicrobial Stewardship Mandate for Hospitals" by K. Traynor published in the "American Journal for Health-System Pharmacy" in 2015.
- Self-Administered Outpatient Antimicrobial Infusion by Uninsured Patients Discharged from a Safety-Net Hospital: A Propensity-Score-Balanced Retrospective Cohort Study. Bhavan, Kavita P.; Brown, L. Steven; Haley, Robert W. // PLoS Medicine;12/15/2015, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p1
Background:Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is accepted as safe and effective for medically stable patients to complete intravenous (IV) antibiotics in an outpatient setting. Since, however, uninsured patients in the United States generally cannot afford OPAT,...
- Should a 'scoop and run' system be implemented for all low-risk women who have an unplanned home birth? Grayson, Janine // British Journal of Midwifery;Jul2013, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p477
At a time when choice remains a fundamental concept to holistic maternity care, ambulance services propose to implement a 'scoop and run' policy for all unplanned home births. While the safety of women and their babies remains paramount and pivotal in any service developments, it is essential...
- Implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program in a rural hospital. Yam, Peggy; Fales, Dalari; Jemison, John; Gillum, Michael; Bernstein, Michael // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2012, Vol. 69 Issue 13, p1142
Purpose. The implementation of a pharmacy-directed antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) program involving the use of telemedicine technology is described. Summary. Pursuant to a gap analysis of AMS services at a rural hospital where physician specialists in infectious diseases (ID) or pharmacists...
- CAUSATIVE ORGANISMS AND ANTIMICROBIAL SENSITIVITY PATTERN OF PEDIATRIC URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS. Gul, Zahid; Jan, Anwar Zeb; Liaqat, Fahad; Qureshi, Muhammad Safdar // Gomal Journal of Medical Sciences;Apr-Jun2015, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p118
Background: The spectrum of pediatric uropathogens keeps on changing frequently, particularly in tertiary care settings catering a diverse patient population. The present study was conducted to determine the causative organisms and anti-microbial sensitivity pattern of uropathogens in children...
- Guide for mass prophylaxis of hospital employees in preparation for a bioterrorist attack. Lee, Jeremy John; Johnson, Shannon John; Sohmer, Michael J. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/15/2009, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p570
Purpose. The key elements required for the health-system pharmacist to prepare and implement a hospital-based mass prophylaxis distribution effort for hospital employees are described. Summary. A bioterrorist attack may involve multiple jurisdictions which would necessitate a regional response....
- Need for pediatric antimicrobial stewardship. Cho, Jonathan C.; Stowall, Stephanie H. // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;3/1/2015, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p347
The article stresses the need for pediatric antimicrobial stewardship which aims to optimize clinical outcomes while reducing consequences of unnecessary antimicrobial use.
- Enhancing clinical decision support to improve appropriate antimicrobial use. Beaulieu, James; Fortin, Rachel; Palmisciano, Louis; Elsaid, Khaled; Collins, Christine // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2013, Vol. 70 Issue 13, p1103
The article describes the use of a clinical decision-support systems (CDSSs) to enhance an existing antimicrobial stewardship program at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). To review the gap analysis, a multidisciplinary team was formed that included members from various departments including pharmacy...
- Achieving six-hour stays in EDs. Geraghty, Michael // Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand;Sep2013, Vol. 19 Issue 8, p17
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