EQIC’s antibiotic stewardship program addresses antibiotic resistance and the application of appropriate prescribing practices and use. These improvements are critical to effectively treat infections and protect patients from harm caused by unnecessary antibiotic use.
Illness from C.difficile typically occurs after antibiotic medication use, and a strong ASP program reduces the incidence of C.difficile. MRSA also remains a top priority for acute care settings. Understanding the burden of MRSA, including how much is occurring, where it is happening and how it is being spread, is essential for developing effective prevention programs.