Moving from Data Collection to Action Planning...

Data collection points for ASNS have been finalized by the Expert Team.  Data collection will focus on the prescribing indication for antibiotics and the duration of treatment of specific antibiotics with a positive and a negative blood culture result during the first 48 hours of life.

Antibiotic use measures will be defined as days of therapy as supported by the CDC and will be collected as a measure in baseline data collection and throughout the data collection period.

The Expert Team is now beginning the work of converting data collection into action planning steps in a driver diagram using the IHI/CDC Driver Diagram change package as a model.