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​​​​​​​​​Atrium Health Floyd 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​.

Antimicrobial stewardship seeks to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents with patients to achieve the best clinical outcome. Efforts are focused on the following criteria:

  • Optimal selection
  • Dose and duration of antimicrobials

Education Resources​

​Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee​

A multidisciplinary antimicrobial stewardship team meets quarterly to review trends in antimicrobial use, resistance patterns, interventions, and reports its findings and ​recommendations to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.​
 
  • Dr. John Hostetler, External Physician, Infectious Disease Specialist
  • Dr. Daniel Valancius, Director, ​Hospitalists
  • Dr. Kelly Culbertson, Program Director and DIO, Family Medicine Residency
  • Jody Smith, Assistant Director, Pharmacy​
  • Matt Middleton, Clinical Pharmacist
  • Greta Freeman, Microbiology Director
  • Gary Latta, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
  • Karyn Lyon, Registered Nurse, Epidemiology
  • ​Robin​ Cater, Registered Nurse

Team Progress

  • Antibiotic Stewardship Honor Roll recognition from the Georgia Department of Public Health
  • Installation of Theradoc surveillance and data-mining system
  • Inpatient De-Escalation Alert (IDEA) for broad-spectrum antibiotics
  • Use of Physician Message Center for communicating inpatient antibiotic alerts

Future Projects

  • ​Evaluate and implement rapid ID for bloodstream infections and respiratory viral screening with PCR-based testing in lab

​Program Policies​

Treatment Guidelines and Recommendations