Category: Federal Forum Posters
Purpose: The antibiotic stewardship committee at Tohono O’odham Nation Healthcare Sells Hospital has initiated many projects in order to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing in the facility. However, there are still many needs to be addressed, including the implementation of indication-specific quick order pediatric menus. The current pediatric order menus do not offer guidance towards appropriate antibiotics and their dosages. The incorporation of indication-specific quick order menus will help guide therapy and streamline the process of selecting optimal therapy for pediatric patients.
Methods: Indication-specific quick orders will be designed using evidence-based guidelines, including the Indian Health Service (IHS) antibiotic stewardship guidelines published by Clinton Indian Health Center and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines, while incorporating susceptibility information provided by the local antibiogram. In order to assess effectiveness of the order sets, data collected by the antibiotic stewardship committee will be analyzed before and after implementation. Rates of appropriate treatment of the most common pediatric infections will be assessed. Prescribers will also complete a survey in order to assess satisfaction with current order sets, as well as satisfaction after the indication-specific order sets are in use.
Results: not applicable
Conclusion: not applicable
Stephanie Morgan– PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Tohono O'dham Nation Health Care, Tucson, AZ