Data to guide improving care...

The goal of ASNS is to safely decrease the number of patients exposed to any antibiotic as well as decrease the number of patients treated for sepsis beyond the first 48 hours of life in the absence of a positive blood culture.

While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) fully endorses and supports Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to improve antibiotic use in hospitals, they also recognize that due to the complexity of medical decision making, there is no single template one can use to optimize antibiotic prescribing in hospitals.  

To help bridge this gap, expert team members are working to determine the most relevant data points necessary to capture meaningful information that will help guide clinical practice change.