Template for an Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings

Robin L.P. Jump, Swati Gaur, Morgan J. Katz, Christopher J. Crnich, Ghinwa Dumyati, Muhammad Salman Ashraf, Elizabeth Frentzel, Steven J. Schweon, Philip Sloane, David Nace

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Abstract

In response to a rising concern for multidrug resistance and Clostridium difficile infections, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) will require all long-term care (LTC) facilities to establish an antibiotic stewardship program by November 2017. Thus far, limited evidence describes implementation of antibiotic stewardship in LTC facilities, mostly in academic- or hospital-affiliated settings. To support compliance with CMS requirements and aid facilities in establishing a stewardship program, the Infection Advisory Committee at AMDA—The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, has developed an antibiotic stewardship policy template tailored to the LTC setting. The intent of this policy, which can be adapted by individual facilities, is to help LTC facilities implement an antibiotic stewardship policy that will meet or exceed CMS requirements. We also briefly discuss implementation of an antibiotic stewardship program in LTC settings, including a list of free resources to support those efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)913-920
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Medical Directors Association
Volume18
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

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Long-Term Care
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Clostridium Infections
Clostridium difficile
Multiple Drug Resistance
Advisory Committees
Medicine
Infection

Keywords

  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • infection prevention and control
  • nursing homes
  • policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Template for an Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings. / Jump, Robin L.P.; Gaur, Swati; Katz, Morgan J.; Crnich, Christopher J.; Dumyati, Ghinwa; Ashraf, Muhammad Salman; Frentzel, Elizabeth; Schweon, Steven J.; Sloane, Philip; Nace, David.

In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Vol. 18, No. 11, 01.11.2017, p. 913-920.

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Jump, RLP, Gaur, S, Katz, MJ, Crnich, CJ, Dumyati, G, Ashraf, MS, Frentzel, E, Schweon, SJ, Sloane, P & Nace, D 2017, 'Template for an Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 18, no. 11, pp. 913-920. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2017.07.018
Jump, Robin L.P. ; Gaur, Swati ; Katz, Morgan J. ; Crnich, Christopher J. ; Dumyati, Ghinwa ; Ashraf, Muhammad Salman ; Frentzel, Elizabeth ; Schweon, Steven J. ; Sloane, Philip ; Nace, David. / Template for an Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Settings. In: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2017 ; Vol. 18, No. 11. pp. 913-920.
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