Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
The purpose of the Baptist Health Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials through optimization of antimicrobial selection, dose, route of administration, and duration of therapy in order to facilitate positive patient outcomes and minimize the development of resistance and toxicity.
The Baptist Health System Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was established in 2017, and currently comprises two infectious diseases physicians, two antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists, and one program coordinator. The program provides general antimicrobial education to clinical teams and individual clinicians. The program provides facility-specific resources for evidence-based treatment pathways of many infectious diseases indications. Through prospective audit and feedback in a multidisciplinary and multi-faceted approach, the program continues to optimize antimicrobial use across the Baptist Health system.