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ASHP Announces Participants in Antimicrobial Stewardship Mentored Impact Program

Teams Will Work to Improve Use of Antimicrobials in Hospitals

3/10/2014

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has selected nine hospitals to participate in its Antimicrobial Stewardship Mentored Impact Program. The participating sites were selected through a competitive application process and were required to assemble an interprofessional team of health care professionals.

This program, which was developed by a steering committee of antimicrobial stewardship experts to help practitioners improve the use of antimicrobials in U.S. hospitals with actionable, customized plans, offers participants the help of teams of pharmacists and physicians who provide mentoring and practical assistance.

The selected sites are:
 
  • Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City, Sioux City, Iowa
  • Shelby Baptist Medical Center, Alabaster, Alabama
  • St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Washington
  • St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • St. Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Straub Clinic and Hospital, Honolulu
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston
Virtual posters highlighting the outcomes and lessons learned from the antimicrobial institutional impact activities will be published in 2015. Recognizing that an interprofessional team approach is essential to successful antimicrobial stewardship programs, the virtual posters will be accredited for continuing education for pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners. The initiative portal is available at www.teamasp.org.

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

About ASHP
ASHP is the national professional organization whose 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists who provide patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. For 70 years, the Society has been on the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists help people make the best use of medicines, visit ASHP's website, www.ashp.org, or its consumer website, www.safemedication.com.

 

Contact Us
For questions, comments, or more information on this article, please contact Ellen Wilcox, Director, Public Relations via telephone at 301-664-8799 or via e-mail at publicinfo@ashp.org.
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