Jackson Memorial Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) established a multidisciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) in 2003 through the JMH Pharmacy Department and the Infectious Diseases Division of the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine.
The ASP was instituted to optimize patient outcomes and maximize resources by promoting appropriate use of antimicrobials. Goals of the JMH ASP match national guidelines to encourage optimal selection, dose, duration, and route of administration for antimicrobials while minimizing undesirable consequences such as toxicity or emergence of resistance. Major interventions include education, formulary management, a prior approval process, IV to PO conversion, and extended infusion of target β-lactams.
Global effort of ASPs is essential as we vigorously work together to combat resistance.