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​​​​​​Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship

To receive medical staff credentialing credit​:​​

  1. ​Review the antimicrobial stewardship information below. ​  
  2. Fill out and submit the ​attestation form for Atrium Health Floyd​

​The Antimicrobial Stewardship program at Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center is a coordinated effort to ensure judicious and effective use of antimicrobial therapy that includes but is not limited to the appropriate selection, dosing, route of administration and duration of antimicrobial therapy. ​Goals of the program include:

  • Streamlining therapy based on susceptibilities (de-escalation)
  • Avoiding therapeutic duplication
  • Reduction of hospital-acquired infections (Clostridium difficile)
  • Appropriate lab monitoring, renal dosing and dose optimization for the medication selected
  • Monitoring of drug-resistant pathogens based on quarterly review of antibiogram​​ and reporting   to the appropriate committees (Pharmacy and Therapeutics, AMS committee)

In addition to reporting to a multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team quarterly, each patient receiving an antibiotic is reviewed by the pharmacist and nurse practitioner/physician every 24 hours.  Clinical response, pertinent labs, renal function, cultures and sensitivities are reviewed for dose optimization and de-escalation. 

Educational Resources​

Dosing Guidelines​

Future Projects​​

The following policies and procedures have been implemented at Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center but will be reviewed and possibly revised at future antimicrobial stewardship meetings:

  • Extended Infusion Piperacillin-Tazobactam
  • Clostridium difficile updated policy
  • Once-daily Aminoglycoside dosing
  • UTI updated guidelines

Antibiotic Susceptibility Report

Program Policies​


Return to the Attestation Form Page​