Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Reducing Medication Overuse & Resistance While Improving Outcomes

PharMerica is your Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) expert. As your post-acute and long-term care pharmacy provider, we recognize the importance of controlling antibiotic overuse and antibiotic resistance.

With more than 30 years of experience providing comprehensive pharmacy services to long- term care facilities, senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities, PharMerica is uniquely qualified to help you create a comprehensive program tailored to the needs of your patients, residents, staff and facility. Successful implementation of PharMerica’s ASP can help raise the quality of care while lowering your facility’s pharmacy costs.

 

A CMS Survey showed that 40-75% of antibiotics prescribed in nursing homes may be unnecessary or inappropriate.

 

Preparing Your Facility

PharMerica’s model antibiotic stewardship program addresses the core CDC program requirements, including facility leadership support, accountability, antibiotic use policies, tracking tools, and even diagnostic and infection management guidelines.

 

PharMerica’s Facility Antibiotic Stewardship Program Includes:

  • A customized facility program binder
  • Antibiotic prescribing protocols and timeout policies
  • Patient assessment forms
  • Tracking & communication templates
  • CDC Core Checklist to prepare for survey visits
  • Diagnosis Decision Trees and Infection management guidelines for the most common infections

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