The impact of rapid diagnostic testing, surveillance software, and clinical pharmacist staffing at a large Community Hospital in the Management of gram-negative bloodstream infections

  22 May 2020

Rapid Diagnostic Testing (RDT) combined with an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) has shown improved outcomes in bloodstream infections (BSIs). We assessed the impact of RDT, surveillance software, and ASP pharmacist staffing on time to optimal therapy (TOT) in Gram-negative BSIs.


Implementation of RDT and surveillance software with an ASP decreased TOT for Gram-negative BSIs, including MDROs

Author(s): Gerard W. Gawrys et al
Effective Surveillance  


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Antimicrobial Resistance Fighter Coalition


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