AMS Implementation Toolkit

Measuring your AMS Program

Progress & Planning Tool - AMS
AMS Progress & Planning Tool

The Progress & Planning Tool has been designed to support periodic assessment of AMS processes and structures within a health service organisation.

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Key Performance Indicators for Antimicrobial Stewardship - Fact sheet
Fact sheet
Key Performance Indicators for Antimicrobial Stewardship

This fact sheet provides advice on developing key performance indicators for an AMS program.

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Monitoring and reporting antimicrobial usage - Fact sheet
Fact sheet
Monitoring and reporting antimicrobial usage

This fact sheet provides advice on how to monitor antimicrobial usage in your facility as part of an AMS program.

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INDICATORS FOR QUALITY USE OF MEDICINES IN AUSTRALIAN HOSPITALS

The NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group has produced a manual containing a wide range of targeted process indicators to inform and support quality use of medicines practices. The set of indicators which are specific to antibiotic therapy include:

Indicator 2.1

Percentage of patients undergoing specified surgical procedures that receive an appropriate prophylactic antibiotic regimen

Indicator 2.2

Percentage of prescriptions for restricted antibiotics that are concordant with Drug and Therapeutics Committee approved criteria

Indicator 2.3

Percentage of patients with a toxic or sub-therapeutic aminoglycoside concentration whose dosage has been adjusted or reviewed prior to the next aminoglycoside dose (currently under review)

Indicator 2.4

Percentage of adult patients with community acquired pneumonia that are assessed using an appropriate validated objective measure of pneumonia severity

Indicator 2.5

Percentage of patients presenting with community acquired pneumonia that are prescribed guideline concordant antibiotic therapy.

Details on the antibiotic therapy indicator set are available from the NSW Therapeutic Advisory Group website.