Meeting The Joint Commission Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards
“It went well actually from many standpoints. Overall, they were extremely impressed with the robustness of our antimicrobial stewardship program especially regarding education of our providers, nursing staff as well as patients.”
Regulatory Compliance /Accreditation staff, post Joint Commission review
An acute care hospital with 127 staffed beds was planning for The Joint Commission review. The client has been working with ARS since 2013, before antimicrobial stewardship requirements were put in place.
They met with the ARS team to review the antimicrobial stewardship program and services, and ARS generated an executive summary and attachments with detailed reports regarding:
- Educational lectures
- Participant tracking for education lectures
- Program results
- Organization-approved multidisciplinary protocols implemented
- New programs developed and implemented based upon stewardship program analysis and organization needs
This hospital has recently received a 5-star rating from CMS Hospital Compare, an A from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, and is part of Best Hospitals by U.S. News.