Antimicrobial stewardship efforts to manage a pentamidine shortage

Paskovaty, Alla; Lucarelli, Charles D.; Patel, Priti; Ryan, Marie; Seyboth, Brian; Thackray, Jennifer; Pozotrigo, Melissa; Orsini, Nina; Seo, Susan K.
December 2014
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;12/1/2014, Vol. 71 Issue 23, p2014
Academic Journal
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.


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