Kasey L. Brandt

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During the intervention, ASP pharmacists made 81 recommendations (93.8% accepted). A post hoc analysis was conducted due to the 35.8% increase in ID consults with the intervention. A significant decrease of 18.5% in in-hospital mortality (P = 0.041) and 21.7% in 30 day mortality (P = 0.009) with ID involvement was seen. Conclusion. SAB management bundle(More)
INTRODUCTION Urgent care centers represent a high-volume outpatient setting where antibiotics are prescribed frequently but resources for antimicrobial stewardship may be scarce. In 2015, our pharmacist-led Emergency Department (ED) culture follow-up program was expanded to include two urgent care (UC) sites within the same health system. The UC program is(More)
Prolonged turnaround time of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) test results may delay time to notification and treatment of test-positive patients and result in unnecessary antimicrobial use in test-negative patients. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the impact of NG/CT rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) in an urban emergency(More)
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