Antimicrobial Stewardship Services

In June 2016, The Joint Commission issued a prepublication version of eight new performance standards for hospitals, critical access hospitals and nursing care centers that take effect January 1, 2017. In tandem, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule in June that would also require hospitals to meet new performance criteria.

Sentri7 OneSource Clinical Services delivers the gap analysis and program development insights needed for the institution to achieve the CDC core elements of an effective ASP.

Most healthcare organizations have some antimicrobial processes in place but often lack the resources and expertise needed to implement a high-performing Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). The challenges associated with manually aggregating and accurately reporting antimicrobial usage data to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) are also significant.

The MAD-ID certified OneSource Clinical Services team provides healthcare executives with a clear line of sight into the best infrastructures, protocols and workflows needed to implement an impactful, sustainable ASP.

In tandem with a robust surveillance platform, the OneSource clinical team guides hospitals and health systems to optimize clinical design by providing actionable guidance and ensuring ongoing program improvement. This includes:

  • Current antimicrobial stewardship clinical practices
  • Staffing resources and competencies
  • Relevant policies and protocols
  • IT/Technology needs as it relates to antimicrobial stewardship
  • Executive ownership

Following this evaluation, Sentri7 OneSource Clinical Services delivers an advanced, weighted ASP Performance Scorecard highlighting core elements of high performance, areas of opportunity, and benchmarking against other institutions. An actionable ASP Pathway to Success toolkit affords flexibility to the institution to mature the program at their own pace while maintaining clear accountability and a path to success.

  • Highlight opportunities for improvement and areas of high performance among 13 evidence-based ASP competency domains
  • A pathway to success toolkit to help forecast current and future program development milestones while appropriately aligning resources and timelines

A shared mission to elevate antimicrobial stewardship, support a culture of quality and patient safety, ensure regulatory compliance and achieve financial success.

Insights

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