Curr Treat Options Infect Dis (2018) 10:281–290 DOI 10.1007/s40506-018-0146-z Antimicrobial Stewardship (A Pakyz, Section Editor) A Timeout on the Antimicrobial Timeout: Where Does It Stand and What Is Its Future? Patrick Kinn, PharmD Michael Postelnick, RPh Stephanie Schroeder, PharmD 1,* Lucas T Schulz, PharmD Address *,1 University of Wisconsin Health, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI, USA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA Fairview Pharmacy Services, Minneapolis, MN, USA Published online: 7 February 2018 * Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 This article is part of the Topical Collection on Antimicrobial Stewardship Keywords Stewardship Antimicrobial timeout Antimicrobial resistance Outpatient stewardship Centers I I I I for Disease Control and Prevention Opinion statement Purpose of review To summarize literature describing the antimicrobial timeout, its rationale for use as an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) strategy, and its potential role in overall ASP strategy. Recent findings Studies have correlated a formal antimicrobial timeout process with increased rates of therapy modification and reductions in use of select broad-spectrum antibiotics. There remains a need for further guidance on how to best implement a system- wide antimicrobial timeout. Summary The antimicrobial timeout is a stewardship tool that protocolizes review of objective
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Published: Feb 7, 2018
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