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Adult ASP Quarterly Newsletters

Access the Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship's archived communications on new developments and active issues related to antibiotic use at The Johns Hopkins Hospital below.

2020

Issue 1 - July

Topics discussed:

  • GenMark®-guided antibiotic selection for Gram-negative bacteremia
  • New formulary additions: Imipenem-cilastatin-relebactam, cefiderocol
  • Updates on blood culture clinical practice
  • Continuing parenteral nutrition (PN) in patients with bacteremia and candidemia

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Issue 2 - November

Topics discussed:

  • Update on blood cultures best practices
  • Bacterial infections and antibiotic use in COVID-19
  • Duration of therapy for Gram-negative bacteremia

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2019

Issue 1 - February

Topics discussed:

  • New daptomycin breakpoint for Enterococci
  • Duration and oral therapy for Enterobacteriaceae bacteremia
  • ASP's Antibiotic Corner: Linezolid

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Issue 2 - July

Topics discussed:

  • Updates on Ceftolozane/Tazobactam
  • Update on diabetic foot infection management

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Issue 3 - November

Topics discussed:

  • New nucleic acid tests for gram-negative bacteremia and fungemia
  • B-lactams extended infusion
  • New formulary additions: Fidaxomicin, Bezlotoxumab, Polymyxin B

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2018

Issue 1 - November

Topics discussed:

  • Blood cultures
  • CAP treatment
  • C. difficile testing
  • ESBL reporting
  • JHH Antibiotic Guidelines app

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