Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center Antimicrobial Stewardship
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- Review the antimicrobial stewardship information below.
- Fill out and submit the attestation form for Atrium Health Floyd.
The Antimicrobial Stewardship program at Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center optimizes the use of antimicrobial agents to achieve the best clinical outcome, enhance treatment and minimize the development of resistance and toxicity. Efforts are focused on the following criteria:
- Optimal selection
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.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee
- Greta Freeman, Medical Laboratory Technician
- Evelyn Henslee, Clinical Manager
- Sharon Hogue, Director, Employee Health
- Anita Jackson, Director, Inpatient Nursing Services
- Tifani Kinard, Administrator, Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center
- Christy Lindsey, Clinical Pharmacist
- Crystal McDaniels, Clinical Manager
- Dr. Steven Ziemer, Etowah Emergency Physicians
- Implemented extended-infusion beta lactam therapy (for piperacillin-tazobactam, cefepime and meropenem)
- Implemented rapid ID for bloodstream infections and respiratory viral screening with PCR-based testing in lab
- Transitioned from tracking antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and stewardship interventions in Theradoc to Epic
- Convert the reporting of antimicrobial use to NHSN via Theradoc to reporting using ASOLVA
Antibiotic Susceptibility Reports