Performing an “antibiotic timeout” at 48 hours is recommended to promote Antimicrobial Stewardship. To encourage, track and analyze this intervention, we created an EMR-based documentation tool that reminds clinicians to discuss antibiotic management at 48 hours and provides useful patient data for this decision. Analysis of a 30 day sample shows this tool was used 818 times, and a usability survey showed it was received well by clinicians.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: The attendee will be able to understand the utility of an electronic medical record (EMR)-based documentation tool to support the 48 hour antibiotic timeout intervention. They will gain knowledge into which aspects of the EMR-based tool are found to be useful by clinicians, and which areas are recommended to be improved. The attendee will learn how the tool can be leveraged to promote useful information to providers. Finally, attendees will become familiar with recommendations as to how this tool may be adapted for future quality research.


Victoria Konold (Presenter)
University of Chicago

Madan Kumar, University of Chicago
Anish Choksi, University of Chicago
David Liebovitz, University of Chicago
Cynthia Nguyen, University of Chicago
Natasha Pettit, University of Chicago
Jennifer Pisano, University of Chicago

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