How robust is your antimicrobial stewardship program? Take this brief survey to determine the gaps in your stewardship initiatives.
How many of the following members are represented on
your antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) committee?
What is the current participation model of your
physician leader responsible for stewardship program
outcomes at your facility?
Does your facility have existing programs in place to
train staff on antimicrobial stewardship initiatives,
What is your facility currently using to report
What is your facility currently using for clinical
How are your core antimicrobial stewardship (AMS)
initiatives currently communicated between departments?
What percentage of antimicrobial stewardship
recommendations are accepted by your physicians?
Does your facility's IV to PO policies include any of
the following medications:
How many medications are included in your facility's
renal dosing protocol?
Do you have a medical staff policy and procedure that
identifies criteria-based antimicrobials and defines
criteria for use?
(Including recommendations for: vancomycin,
carbapenems, echinocandins, linezolid, tigecycline,
When organisms have a MIC that is reported as sensitive
but may still result in treatment failure, do you use
pharmocokinetics/pharmacodynamics to optimize the dose of
Is your facility antibiogram updated annually and
developed in accordance with standards by the Clinical
and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)?
Do you have specific treatment recommendations based on
national guidelines and local susceptibility to assist
with antibiotic selection for common clinical conditions
(e.g. CAP, HCAP, VAP, meningitis)? (Including
recommendations for: Upper and Lower respiratory,
Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary, Skin/Soft Tissue, Bone
and Joint, CNS infections)
Are your empiric antimicrobial guidelines tailored to a
Are your empiric guidelines readily available to
medical staff at point of prescribing?
What percentage of patients/cultures are assessed for
Is there a method in place to identify patients with
Do you have a method in place to capture days of
therapy (DOT) per 1000 patient days?
Do you document and report interventions on
antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) to the following clinical
Thank you for taking the assessment.
Your results will be emailed to you shortly.
Are you interested in resources and
guidelines for your antimicrobial stewardship program? Visit
our Clinical OneSource portal, to get references, tools and
educational webinars specific to antimicrobial stewardship
– all provided by our Pharmacy OneSource clinical team.
Criteria for score:
Red = Your facility has an
antimicrobial stewardship program is in its infancy and
could use more optimization.
Yellow = Your facility has an
intermediate antimicrobial stewardship program and should
continue to assess and optimize its policies and procedures.
Green = Your facility has a
robust antimicrobial stewardship program and should continue
to stay up-to-date with best practices.
Written for clinicians