AU Option Case Examples
Submitting data into the NHSN Antimicrobial Use (AU Option) since 2016, Wilson Medical Center, a community hospital in North Carolina, used AU Option data to identify an area of high fluoroquinolone use. Once the area of high use and hospital locations were pinpointed, they developed an intervention to address the issue. Read More.
Posted On: January 30, 2019
Using NHSN Antimicrobial Use (AU) Option data submitted from 2013-2018, Intermountain Healthcare system compared carbapenem use among its facilities and identified an outlier. After meeting with the local stewardship physician and pharmacist champions, an active prospective audit and feedback approach was initiated using telehealth. Read More.
Posted On: April 16, 2019