Tuesday Jan 23, 2024

“Standardized” Stewardship – Navigating the new TJC Standards for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Anti-Microbial Stewardship Programs are critical to optimizing utilization, mitigating resistance, and improving patient outcomes. These programs are continuously refined, and recent updates to The Joint Commission standards provide an opportunity to enhance our approach. Dr. Ripal Jariwala, Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, and Dr. Ethan A. Smith, Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, join host Gretchen Brummel to discuss the revised standards and implications for pharmacy.


Guest speakers: 

Dr. Ripal Jariwala, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP

Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist, and Assistant Clinical Professor UCSF 


Dr. Ethan A. Smith, PharmD., BCIDP

Clinical Infectious Diseases Specialist

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS 

Pharmacy Executive Director 

Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence


Show Notes: 

[01:01-01:47] The guests background 

[01:48-02:58] Brief update of the recent changes to Antimicrobrial Stewardship

[02:59-07:35] Interpreting the new EP-10 Joint Commission standard about financial and IT resources

[07:36-11:23] The current landscape on FTEs to support antimicrobial stewardship

[11:24-15:13] EP15 on evidence-based use of antibiotics considerations

[15:14-18:27] How do you approach meeting the revised standard on data collection analysis and recording for EP20

[18:28 -21:23] Other standards besides the joint commission standards that people need to be aware of

[21:24-23:34] Other related work going on in this space

[23:35-26:54] More information or other resources to find those items about antimicrobial stewardship


Links | Resources:

Knowledge on the Go Podcast: Updates for Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards

VHA directive 1031: Click here

CDC Updates on Antibiotic Stewardship and Required Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Reporting – On Demand: CDC Updates OnDemand2023 document and Click here to play recording


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