Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Module
The Medication-associated Module consists of two options: Antimicrobial Use option and Antimicrobial Resistance option. Collectively, we refer to these as the AUR option. The AUR option enables facilities to report and analyze antimicrobial use and/or resistance as part of antimicrobial stewardship efforts at their facility. The AUR option has been undergoing a transition to only capture and report antimicrobial use and resistance data by electronic means through Clinical Document Architecture (CDA). The Antimicrobial Use option via CDA was launched with the release of NHSN v.6.4 in May 2011. Thus, the import capability within the NHSN web-based application has been upgraded to accept the antimicrobial use data. The Antimicrobial Resistance option is still under development and further updates in the timeline will be provided in future NHSN E-News and updates to this webpage.
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