Purpose

To improve patient outcomes, promote optimal antimicrobial use and reduce healthcare resources related to the prophylaxis and treatment of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (VASP) provides oversight of antimicrobial therapy for patients within the institution.

Policy

VASP employs a multifaceted, systematic approach to the use of antimicrobials, including, but not limited to, prospective monitoring of antimicrobials and providing feedback and recommendations to clinicians regarding antimicrobial use. The program collaborates with the Division of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Prevention, Clinical Microbiology and the Department of Pharmaceutical Services.

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program