Information Technology, Inpatient Care

Epic BPA Helps Efforts to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship

A best practice alert (BPA) will now remind providers to regularly review their patient’s antibiotics and determine if the antibiotics can be stopped or the spectrum narrowed. If you want to modify the antibiotic, you must go into manage orders.

BPA appears when the antibiotic is with 72 hours of expiring (click on images to enlarge):
When you click on Review and Manage this order, the BPA brings you to Manage Orders (Expiring Medications will be at the top)

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