Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee

Functions & Responsibilities: To promote appropriate antimicrobial use among hospitals and health system within the state of Louisiana

  1. Provide a forum for continuing education related to antimicrobial stewardship
  2. Offer resources for the promotion and enhancement of antimicrobial stewardship activities
  3. Track and trend antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and antimicrobial resistance among participating hospitals in Louisiana

2017 Goals

  1. Host quarterly conference calls: Content may include educational presentations and discussions focused on the challenges and successes related to implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program in hospitals and health systems
  2. Develop a webpage: Content may include a state-wide antibiogram for select organisms, links to resources, open forum areas for the exchange of questions and ideas, highlights of stewardship initiatives at specific hospitals, regulatory compliance for hospitals in LSHP (blinded), etc

Helpful Links and Resources

  1. Louisiana Antibiogram 2014
    http://ldh.louisiana.gov/assets/oph/Center-PHCH/Center-CH/infectious-epi/AntibioticSensitivity/LAAntibiogram/LouisianaAntibioticResistance2014.pdf
  2. Helpful resources
    1. https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/implementation/core-elements.html
    2. https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/
    3. https://www.idstewardship.com/
    4. https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/
    5. https://www.ochsner.org/services/infectious-disease/antimicrobial-stewardship-program/

Committee Co-Chairs

Fancy Manton, RPh, Pharm. D., CPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor / Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director
Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge, LA
(225) 231-5271
fancy.manton@womans.org

Cynthia T. Nguyen, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases
Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
CynthNguyen@gmail.com