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CASP can offer guidance on patient care questions including:

  • Empiric use of antimicrobials
  • Optimal duration of therapy
  • Diagnostic testing for infections
  • Approval of restricted antimicrobials
  • Questions regarding alternative antibiotics in patients with allergies
  • De-escalation of antibiotics

Three Ways to Reach CASP

  1. Page CASP (available 8AM to 5PM, weekdays and weekends):
    • Adult stewardship: 216-2398
    • Pediatric stewardship: 123-4031
  2. 24/7 C. difficile pager for review of guideline-non-compliant CDI testing (may also use Epic chat during business hours): 347-0311
  3. CASP may also be reached via Epic chat (see image). Available Mon-Fri 8AM to 5PM

casp epic chat screen shot with "groups" circled