Michael Beattie, DO, Barbara Pawlaczyk, MD, Tara Anderson, BS, Samantha Tauscher, BS
Ascension Genesys, Grand Blanc, MI
Introduction: Upper gastrointestinal stress ulcer formation is a potential risk for critically ill hospitalized patients. Due to this, SUP is an important preventative measure for at risk patients. Stress ulcer medications such as PPIs and H2 blockers do come with potential side effects1,2. A widely accepted guideline was written by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists which along with similar variations continue to be used today3,4. One such guideline has been implemented within the Ascension Health System (Figure 1). Despite guidelines, inappropriate administration continues to be a common problem. Studies show rates of inappropriate administration anywhere from 20 to 70 percent5-9. A discrepancy in knowledge from providers leads to inappropriate prescribing of SUP medications. Administration of these laminated cards will improve appropriate administration of the medications.
Citation: Michael Beattie, DO, Barbara Pawlaczyk, MD, Tara Anderson, BS, Samantha Tauscher, BS. P0856 - IMPLEMENTATION OF STRESS ULCER PROPHYLAXIS APPROPRIATE USE CRITERIA IN A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. Program No. P0856. ACG 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts. San Antonio, Texas: American College of Gastroenterology.