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Prevent and Control Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs)

As part of reducing health care-associated infections (HAIs), JCI consultants can show you how to implement evidence-based processes to prevent and control multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in your facility. 

consulting_infection_262_aThe outcome is improved patient safety, quality of care, and measurable cost savings. In addition, these services help you to prepare your organization to meet local and regulatory standards and legislative mandates. Our consultants are ready to share an innovative approach to help reduce infections and antibiotic overuse.

Case Study


Located in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital is a 1,228-bed tertiary care academic medical center affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine.

Program purpose

To improve patient health and slow the development of antibiotic resistance by guiding antibiotic use.

Lessons learned

Developing and maintaining an Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) required much coordination and communication between hospital departments, along with a supportive hospital administration and a key group of dedicated experts to champion the process.


Although measuring outcomes has been challenging, Barnes-Jewish Hospital believes its ASP has improved patient care through the daily educational interactions between antibiotic approval personnel and prescribing physicians. The hospital also has been able to show an impact on costs and some stability in the resistance patterns for certain organisms against certain antibiotics.


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