Topic Infectious Disease

o   Over-utilization or inappropriate use of broad-spectrum antibiotics

  • Inappropriate initiation of broad-spectrum antibiotics when a patient does not present with risk factors for multidrug resistant organisms.
  • Continuation of broad-spectrum antibiotics when resulted cultures and susceptibility suggest more tailored/narrower therapy

A maximum of total 2 pages: 1 page for proposal summary with 1 additional separate page for references and up to two tables and/or graphs

  •   Margins of 1 inch on all sides
  •   Font size ≥ 11 point
  •   Acceptable Fonts: Arial, Times New Roman, or Calibri
  •   Format of the executive summary follow SBAR:

o   SBAR

  • Situation (a concise statement of the problem)
  • Background (pertinent and brief information related to the situation)
  • Assessment (analysis and considerations of options — what you found/think)
  • Recommendation (action requested/recommended — what you want)