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ASNS Snapshot and Tools Review

ASNS Snapshot and Tools Review

Unit Snapshots at a Glance

30

25

20

15

10

5

0

NICU/SCN

26
26
NBN 15 14 12 9 7 4 3
NBN
15
14
12
9
7
4 3

Total Teams

Currently use Kaiser sepsis calculator

Have criteria for determining at risk infants

Protocols in place for when to start and stop anDbioDcs for infants at risk for early onset sepsis

Unit Snapshots at a Glance

30

25

20

15

10

5

0

NICU/SCN

26 NBN 19 12 8 12 6 7 2
26 NBN
19
12
8
12
6
7
2

Total Teams

Formal RN handoff process related to anDbioDc use

Engage families on providing educaDon regarding anDbioDc use

Formal process for prompDng medical team to review anDbioDcs 48 hours aQer iniDal dose

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5"Questions"to"Ask"Your"Baby’s"Doctor " Before"Your"Baby"is"Given"Antibiotics "

"   It’s!important!to!understand ! why!
 

It’s!important!to!understand ! why! your!baby!is!being!given!antibiotics,!if!they!are!needed!and! when! they!can!be!stopped .!The!questions!below!can!help!you!talk!with!your!baby’s!doctor! about!antibiotic!usage.! !

1.

Why"does"my"baby"need"antibiotics? " Antibiotics!fight!bacterial!infections .!They!do! not!fight!viruses!or!other! conditions ! that!may!have!symptoms!that!look!like!bacterial! infections.!Ask!your!baby’s!doctor!if!he!or!she!has!a!bacterial! infection. "

 
 
 

2.

What"are"the"risks? ! Antibiotics!can!cause!side!effects ! such!as! nausea,!vomiting,!and!diarrhea .!They!can!also!lead!to!“antibiotic! re sistance”! – ! if!antibiotics!are!used!when!they!are!not!needed,!they! may!not!work!when!your!baby!does!need!them. "

 
 

3. Are"there"simpler,"safer"options? ! Sometimes!all!your!baby!

 

needs!is!time,!rest!and!fluids. ! Ask!your!baby’s!doctor!if!antibiotics!are!the!best!opt ion. "

 

4. How"will"I"know"if"my"baby"still"needs"antibiotics? ! The!length!of!time!your!baby!

 

needs!to!be!on!antibiotics!may! depend!on!what!symptoms!he!or!she!is ! showing!and!if! he!or! she!is!continuing!to!test! positive!for!a!bacterial!infection.!Ask!your!baby’s!doctor! what!s igns! and!symptoms ! to!look!for ! in!your!baby .! "

 

5.

When"can"the"antibiotics"be"stopped?" It’s!important!to!talk!to!your!baby’s!doctor! regularly!about!when!they!expect!t o!be!able!to!stop!antibiotics .!If!your!baby!is!given! antibiotics,!y ou!can!use!the!form!on!the!back!of!thi s!sheet!to!help!you!keep!track! of! which! medications!your!baby!has!received,!the!doses,!and!how!they!have!affected!your!baby’s! symptoms.! "

Use"these" 5"questions " to"talk"to"your" baby’s" doctor"about"when"you
Use"these" 5"questions " to"talk"to"your" baby’s" doctor"about"when"you r"
baby " need s " anti biotics – and"when"your"baby" do es"no t. "
Antibiotics!can!help!prevent!or!treat!some! infections !
But!if! they!are!used ! for!the!wrong! reason,!they!may !
cause!unnecessary!harm. !
Talk!to!your! baby’s! doctor!to!make!sure! your! baby!is !
only! given ! antibiotics!for!the!right! reasons! – ! and!at !
the!right!time. !

Information!on!this!page!was ! adapted!from ! resources!at ! http://www.choosingwisely.org/ !

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