‘Big Bang’ of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Comes to All Hospitals on January 1: What Labs, Pharmacies, and Clinicians Must Do Collaboratively to Meet New Medicare and TJC Requirements


Event recorded 11/16/2016 – Contact our office at 512-264-7103


The CMS has added a requirement for antimicrobial stewardship programs to its Conditions of Participation (COP), and The Joint Commission implemented similar requirements for ASBs. Greater collaboration between pharmacies and clinical labs is now necessary in order to maintain these two accreditations. Hear how, for the past four years, one hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship program has produced substantial improvements in antibiotic use and made impressive gains in patient outcomes.