New AMS Indication field when ordering antimicrobials
The new AMS Indication field will apply to all patient prescribed antimicrobials on the EMR, from neonates to paediatric and adults. It will improve data collection on antimicrobial prescribing and enable the AMS team to review and improve antimicrobial use.
This field will consist of a drop down list of 20 indications:
|Bite / contaminated traumatic wound||Infective Exacerbation COPD|
|Bone/ joint||Intra-abdominal infection|
|Cardiovascular||Lower UTI – uncomplicated|
|Cellulitis / uncomplicated SSTI||Neonatal sepsis|
|Central Nervous System||Nosocomial pneumonia|
|Community Acquired Pneumonia||Prophylaxis|
|Complicated SSTI (necrotising fasciitis)||Pyelonephritis/ complicated UTI|
|Diabetic foot infection||Reproductive tract infections|
|ENT + ocular||Sepsis of unknown origin|
|Febrile neutropaenia||Other: See indication|
If an indication is not listed in the options, select ‘Other: See indication’ and free-text the appropriate indication in the Indication field:
Thank you in advance for your support for this enhancement.
For further information please contact Pauline Megallaa, Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist – firstname.lastname@example.org