Technology Can Help with Vancomycin Dosing
Pharmacy Practice News recently interviewed Houston Methodist Hospital about how they are using VigiLanz precision dosing powered by DoseMeRx to gain instant access to personalized dosing for vancomycin and other antimicrobials. Here’s an excerpt:
Technology Can Help With Vancomycin Dosing
By AI Heller
Houston Methodist Hospital (HMH) is leading a shift this September toward AUC (area under the curve) antimicrobial dosing in all eight facilities of the Houston Methodist health system, said William L. Musick, PharmD, BCIDP, a clinical specialist in infectious diseases at HMH’s 1,200-bed flagship location.
“We knew for almost two years this would be the direction of the new vancomycin guidelines, and the direction we had to move,” Dr. Musick said.
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Dr. Hayley Burgess discusses patient safety challenges, improvement opportunities, and the role that technology can play in advancing positive changes in a new article from Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare.
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VigiLanz stands ready to support the recommendations for improving patient safety as outlined by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).