The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Nebraska Medicine has created a mobile app that puts the program’s clinical guidelines, protocols, and dosing adjustments for antimicrobial use into a clinician's hands.

"The app is aimed at any treating clinician -- physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs -- and it's designed to take what's on our website and put it on a handheld device in an easy-to-use format," said Trevor VanSchooneveld, MD, assistant professor of infectious diseases and medical director of Nebraska Medice’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program.

"Rather than having to jump on a computer and find a website, which may not be optimized for device viewing, this optimizes it for the smaller devices," he said. "It also allows clinicians to view the data offline."

The app is available free of charge.

People are using devices to access so much more data," said Dr. VanSchooneveld. "It used to be everybody went to the computer, but with the rise of handheld devices and tablets, people want an even easier, more convenient way to access clinical guidance." The department worked with Agile MD, a platform for creating, organizing, and distributing clinical knowledge.

The app is available to anyone, but only local institutional users can access the local antibiograms. Follow the instructions below to obtain the app.

Get the app

Step 1:

Register for access to the Nebraska ASP Antimicrobial Guidebook on AgileMD using this link.

Step 2:

Access the AgileMD app.

Step 3:

Login using the account email address and password you created in Step 1 above.