TITLE

Antimicrobial stewardship efforts to manage a pentamidine shortage

AUTHOR(S)
Paskovaty, Alla; Lucarelli, Charles D.; Patel, Priti; Ryan, Marie; Seyboth, Brian; Thackray, Jennifer; Pozotrigo, Melissa; Orsini, Nina; Seo, Susan K.
PUB. DATE
December 2014
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/1/2014, Vol. 71 Issue 23, p2014
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses how the antimocrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center coordinated with the pharmacy department, clinical oncology pharmacy specialists and hematologic and bone marrow transplantation (BMT) services during a critical pentamidine shortage. Topics discussed include the availability of pentamidine in inhalation and i.v. formulations and the need for hospitals to have an infrastructure to anticipate the impact and extent of the shortages.
ACCESSION #
99605627

 

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