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The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program 2019 Annual Newsletter features updates on its efforts, including:

  • Badge showing advanced partnership for antimicrobial stewardshipRenewed recognition from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: NC DHHS renewed UNC Medical Center’s Advanced Level 2 Antibiotic Stewardship STAR Partner Facility rating for a second year, in recognition of its comprehensive antimicrobial stewardship program. UNCMC is the only hospital in the Triangle region to achieve this level of recognition.
  • Results of efforts to scale up antibiotic time-outs across the UNC Medical Center by encouraging the transition from empiric to targeted antibiotics based on clinical and microbiologic data, and discontinuing as soon as infections are cleared
  • Results from a recent study on appropriate management of pediatric appendicitis, with a focus on reducing unnecessary broad-spectrum antibiotics

To read more on these and other updates, view the newsletter.