Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Archives
Nov. 17, 2022—The Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program provides oversight of antimicrobial therapies for both inpatient and outpatient populations.
Sep. 29, 2022—Efforts to correct mistaken or outdated penicillin allergy records are destined to spread to more patient care areas at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Feb. 17, 2022—by Paul Govern The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has designated Vanderbilt University Medical Center an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence. Antimicrobial stewardship is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs are prescribed by clinicians and used by patients. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and other pathogens can become resistant to...
Jun. 7, 2018—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.
Nov. 30, 2017—Diarrhea has many causes, and when there are prolonged or severe symptoms clinicians sometimes consider lab testing to help guide treatment. But sometimes they stray from published guidelines in the direction of overtesting.
May. 4, 2017—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.
Nov. 10, 2016—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).