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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Atrium Health Floyd Polk 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 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
  • ​Dosing
  • Duration
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​
  • Eve​lyn 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​​​​​​​​​​

Progress

  • 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

Future Projects​​

  • Convert the reporting of antimicrobial use to NHSN via Theradoc to reporting using ASOLVA​​

​Antibiotic Susceptibility Reports

​​​​Program Policies

Treatment Guidelines ​and Recommendations

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