JAMS Volume 1 Issue 1
1 October 2017
The Journal of Antimicrobial Stewardship: Ready for Prime Time
Eric Wenzler, Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz, Karri A. Bauer, Larry H. Danziger
Impact of Fosfomycin Tromethamine on the Treatment of Multi-drug Resistant Urinary Tract Infections
Ronald E. Kendall, Amy P. Hanson, Christopher W. Crank, Kamaljit S. Singh
Investigating fosfomycin use is an antimicrobial stewardship priority. With a non-resistance rate of 87.5%, it is reliable against multi-drug resistant uropathogens (MDRUs) at our institution. Fosfomycin use can decrease required duration of IV therapy, cost, and duration of hospital admission for MDRU treatment.
T2 Magnetic Resonance Assay Improves Timely Management of Candidemia
Nicole M. Wilson, George Alangaden, Robert J. Tibbetts, Linoj P. Samuel, Susan L. Davis, Rachel M. Kenney
Implementation of T2MR in conjunction with an antimicrobial stewardship program improved timely treatment of candidemia and was associated with a reduction in Candida dissemination to the eye.
Development of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-Specific Antibiogram: Comparison to the Hospital Antibiogram and Assessment of Patient Factors on Susceptibility
Kristen Powers, Maya Beganovic, Nicole Gockenbach, Ronda J. Oram, Sarah M. Wieczorkiewicz
A NICU-specific antibiogram may be considered to guide optimization of empiric antimicrobial therapy as susceptibilities differ compared to the overall hospital antibiogram. Patient-specific risk factors did not appear to be significantly impactful on susceptibilities in this population.
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Widening the Collaborative Approach
Enrique Castro-Sanchez, Mark J. Gilchrist, Jo McEwen, Michelle Smith, Heather Kennedy, Alison Holmes
Antimicrobial stewardship programmes (ASPs) would benefit from the participation of nurses to strengthen the increasingly complex mix of clinical, educational, research, organisational and political interventions included within ASPs.
Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship-Oriented Guidelines Using a Change Management Approach: The Example of Febrile Neutropenia