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Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Ochsner Medical Center -Jefferson Highway's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

​​The primary goal of the antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) is to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing unintended consequences of antimicrobial use, including toxicity and the selection of resistant organisms, through the most appropriate use of antimicrobials. Currently, the antimicrobial stewardship team performs daily monitoring of restricted antimicrobials, antiretrovirals, aminoglycosides, and positive blood and CSF cultures.

The team also performs annual antimicrobial use and expenditure reviews, creates antibiograms, and provides education in a variety of settings. The ASP Steering Committee meets quarterly to review guidelines, resistance trends, antimicrobial use, and antimicrobial expenditures.

Evidence-Based Guidelines and Protocols

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Team

​​Jonathan Hand, M.D., Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

​Julius Li, Pharm.D.

 ​​Cynthia Nguyen, Pharm.D., BCPS