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Antibiotic Stewardship

  • Harry W. FlynnJr.
  • Nidhi Relhan Batra
  • Stephen G. Schwartz
  • Andrzej Grzybowski
Chapter
Part of the In Clinical Practice book series (ICP)

Abstract

In order to address emerging antimicrobial resistance (Fig. 8.1), the CDC recommends antibiotic stewardship programs to optimize antibiotic selection and reduce the inappropriate use of broad-spectrum antibiotics. The new medication management standards (MM.09.01.01) for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and nursing care centers became effective January 1, 2017 and are available online at https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/New_Antimicrobial_Stewardship_Standard.pdf. This new antimicrobial stewardship standard includes elements of leadership commitment (accountability documents, budget plans, performance improvement plans, strategic plans, use of electronic health records), education of staff and patients, multidisciplinary teams, analysis of individual medical center data, and application of these results towards improvement in treatment outcomes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harry W. FlynnJr.
    • 1
  • Nidhi Relhan Batra
    • 1
  • Stephen G. Schwartz
    • 2
  • Andrzej Grzybowski
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyBascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyBascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of MedicineNaplesUSA
  3. 3.Chair of OphthalmologyUniversity of Warmia and MazuryOlsztynPoland
  4. 4.Institute for Research in OphthalmologyPoznanPoland

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