Antimicrobial Stewardship

The growing resistance of microorganisms to antimicrobial drugs is one of the most dangerous and important trends in healthcare today.

Individuals infected with drug-resistant organisms are more likely to have an extended length of stay and a poor prognosis, while the financial consequences to the healthcare organization are equally significant. 31,32

To counter this complex challenge, many health care organizations have begun to adopt antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs). These programs vary from organization to organization, but there are several components which are widely considered essential to antimicrobial stewardship:

  • Prospective audit with intervention and feedback
  • Cross-department collaboration
  • Establishing and enforcing guidelines for antibiotic use
  • Effective tools to prioritize patients and identify intervention opportunities, such as:
- IV to PO conversions - drug/bug mismatches
- redundant therapy - unnecessary double-coverage of pathogens

Whether your organization has an antimicrobial stewardship program or you are thinking about getting one started, the TheraDocTM Clinical Surveillance System has tools and expertise to help make your antimicrobial stewardship program more efficient and precise.

To learn more about how TheraDoc can assist your organization in enhancing your antimicrobial stewardship efforts, click on one of the following questions:

How does TheraDoc help me with antimicrobial stewardship?

What are the benefits of integrating TheraDoc in my antimicrobial stewardship program?

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To download a clinical white paper detailing how Detroit Medical Center used TheraDoc to enhance their antimicrobial stewardship program, click here.

To learn more about how TheraDoc works to help your organization meet your clinical and financial goals, click here.

To arrange a demonstration of the TheraDoc Clinical Surveillance System, click here.

 

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“The TheraDoc implementation has helped prevent the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. Our stewardship program has been able to reduce antimicrobial use by 20% and help reverse the trend on C. diff g rates (which are currently below the CDCi benchmark) through guidelines, policies, procedures and monitoring using TheraDoc.” 21

 

Ed Szandzik RPh, M.BA
Director of Pharmacy
Henry Ford Health System
-Detroit, Ml

When you know more, you can do more.

When it comes to executing a successful antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP), knowledge is power. The TheraDoc Clinical Surveillance System helps your team view the clinical data they need in the way that works best for them.

TheraDoc can help improve your team’s performance on Antimicrobial Stewardship by enabling you to:

Identify opportunities for pharmacy optimization in real- time·, instead of reviewing historical data

  • Alerts can notify ID specialists when restricted antimicrobials are ordered

Reduce antibiotic expenditures

  • Identify opportunities to reduce antimicrobial use by strengthening medication use evaluations

Focus on patients with greatest need

  • Lab results relayed in real-time*, enabling faster responses for therapy adjustment

Identify overuse of antibiotics

  • Can help identify patients receiving redundant antibiotics

Even if you have not initiated an antimicrobial stewardship program, TheraDoc has tools to help get your ASP off the ground:

Antibiograms

  • Create antibiograms for any facility or unit to identify resistance patterns

 Intervention prioritization

  • Screen your patient population to identify patients most likely to benefit from intervention

Therapeutic Antimicrobial Monitoring (TAM) Alerts

  •  Identify drug-bug mismatches and opportunities to streamline or discontinue antimicrobial therapy

To download a clinical white paper detailing how Detroit Medical Center used TheraDoc to enhance their ASP, click here.

To learn more about how TheraDoc works to help your organization meet your clinical and financial goals, click here.

To arrange a demonstration of the TheraDoc Clinical Surveillance System, click here.

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The TheraDocTM Clinical Surveillance System can help you transform every antimicrobial initiative, by helping clinicians to:

  • Reduce infection rates, antimicrobial stewardship personnel time and antimicrobial expenditures
  • Tighten guidelines and pathway compliance by helping locate patients not on first-line therapies
  • Reduce time to appropriate therapy
  • Identify de-escalation and discontinuation opportunities

To download a clinical white paper detailing how Detroit Medical Center used TheraDoc to enhance their ASP, click here.

To learn more about how TheraDoc works to help your organization meet your clinical and financial goals, click here.

To arrange a demonstration of the TheraDoc Clinical Surveillance System, click here.

 

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