Joint Commission seeks comments on new antimicrobial stewardship requirements
By: Judy Mathias
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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