January 14, 2019

Joint Commission seeks comments on new antimicrobial stewardship requirements

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Joint Commission on January 9 announced that it is seeking feedback on its newly proposed requirements for antimicrobial stewardship at Medication Management (MM) standard MM.09.01.03. The requirements apply to ambulatory healthcare organizations and office-based surgery practices.

The proposed requirements align with current recommendations from scientific and professional organizations to:

  • Identify an antimicrobial stewardship leader.
  • Implement evidence-based practice guidelines.
  • Provide education resources to patients and clinical staff.

The deadline to submit comments is February 18, 2019.

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