George Nelson

Improving awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance is crucial

The Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program provides oversight of antimicrobial therapies for both inpatient and outpatient populations.

Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program personnel include (front row, from left) Chelsea Gorsline, MD, Sophie Katz, MD, Gowri Satyanarayana, MD. Not pictured, Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD, Jessica Gillon, PharmD, (back row, from left) Milner Staub, MD, George Nelson, MD, Ben Ereshefsky, PharmD, and Jeff Frieberg, MD, PhD.

VUMC recognized for antimicrobial drug stewardship efforts

How providers receive feedback plays crucial role in antimicrobial stewardship programs

Antimicrobial resistance continues to increase, and antimicrobial stewardship programs are developing plans to report antimicrobial use in order to reduce and optimize the use of antibiotics.

New test rapidly identifies cause of blood infections

Last month, Vanderbilt Clinical Laboratories introduced rapid molecular diagnostic testing to more quickly identify microorganisms that may be causing a patient’s bloodstream infection, along with the organism’s susceptibility to drugs.

Program seeks to optimize appropriate use of antibiotics

Relying on a core team of physicians and pharmacists, the Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (VASP) is seeking to ensure optimum use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).