Pharmacy

Support

Praxis Infectious Diseases experts routinely review antimicrobial use with pharmacy staff. Stacking the knowledge and experience of a Praxis ID expert with the pharmacist’s perspective makes for powerful, joint recommendations where the outcome is optimal for the patient and facility.

 

Praxis ID’s Pharmacy Support (often includes scheduled daily rounds)

  • Optimizes antibiotic dosage depending on severity of infection, type of pathogen, overall health status of patient, etc

  • Escalates/de-escalates or stops antibiotic treatment

  • Reviews the indication for an antibiotic regimen

  • Recommends intravenous to oral conversion of an antibiotic regimen

  • Monitors antibiotic-associated adverse events

  • Follows-up on microbiologic culture reports

  • Reduces overall antimicrobial use

  • Limits use of high cost antimicrobials

About Praxis IDs Pharmacy support

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Antibiotic resistance poses a growing threat to public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs) for hospitals and long-term care facilities in the United States. An ASP involves coordinated interventions designed to ensure appropriate use of antibiotics by selecting the optimal antibiotic drug regimen, dosage, route of administration, and duration of therapy.

 

Pharmacists are medication experts who are at the core of successful implementation of an ASP. Integrating the perspectives of pharmacists with the clinical experience and perspective of a Praxis ID specialist can powerfully improve outcomes. Strong ASPs can assist in reducing the adverse events associated with antibiotic overuse and misuse, as well as, decrease the incidence of antibiotic resistance and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Furthermore, Praxis IDs integrated approach including patient level consultation can more directly influence and improve antimicrobial use.

Praxis Infectious Diseases

120 Ward Street, Unit 5010

Larkspur, CA 94939

Tel:  628-600-3589 

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