Hospital emergency response to novel influenza a (H1N1) pandemic in a large New York City Hospital: An opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship

Haniyyah Ahmad, Yi Guo, Vicken Yaghdjian, Philip Chung, Belinda Ostrowsky

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Abstract

We report a hospitalwide response to the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic that was necessary given the early surge of potential cases and issues that New York City hospitals encountered. Our response was novel in that an antimicrobial stewardship team promoted guidelines for the triaging, isolation, testing, and treatment of potential H1N1 suspects. The experience was an unexpected opportunity for our growing antimicrobial stewardship program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-537
Number of pages6
JournalHospital Pharmacy
Volume47
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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Keywords

  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • guidelines
  • influenza

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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