BayCare Antibiotic Stewardship Program Infrastructure
ID Steering Committee
Consists of Physician Leadership, ID Physicians, Infection Prevention, Pharmacists, and Microbiology Lab representatives. Guides all BayCare Antibiotic Stewardship Initiatives.
BayCare Antibiotic Stewardship Subcommittee
Reviews system wide antibiotic stewardship metrics such as antibiotic days of therapy, resistance trends, C. difficile rates, and disease specific antibiotic usage evaluations. Provides recommendations on Antimicrobial Stewardship initiatives and reports directly to the ID Steering Committee.
Hospital based Pharmacy/Infection Control Antibiotic Stewardship Work Groups
Review site specific antibiotic utilization data, and hospital acquired Clostridium difficile for opportunities for improvement. Provide feedback to physicians regarding antibiotic prescribing and resistance patterns.
Site specific Clinical Pharmacy teams
Respond to antibiotic stewardship related alerts using Theradoc, an electronic data capture system. Contact physicians to recommend optimal usage. Also, provide education regarding new Antibiotic Stewardship initiatives.