Antibiotic Stewardship

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Antibiotic stewardship is a joint effort by health care providers to embrace responsible prescribing of antibiotics. Improving and optimizing the use of antibiotic is critical to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Please note: on some web browsers, document links may automatically download to your computer rather than open up on your screen.

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Toolkit to Enhance Nursing and Antiobiotic Stewardship (AS) Partnership
This user guide provides resources to engage front-line nurses in AS; obtain leadership support to implement nurse-driven AS activities; and implement a nurse-driven diagnostic stewardship intervention to improve urine and respiratory culturing practices and a penicillin allergy algorithm to improve penicillin allergy documentation.
Web link    Date Added: 08/31/2021    Date Last Modified: Aug 31 2021 2:31PM  
Team Antibiotic Review Form
A form to evaluate patients actively receiving antibiotics from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2021 7:49PM  
Completion Guide for the Team Antibiotic Review Form
This guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality explains how to use the Antibiotic Review Form to evaluate patients taking antibiotics.
Web link    Date Added: 03/03/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2021 7:48PM  
Antibiotic Audit Tool
This tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality can help hospital safety program teams audit prophylactic antibiotics interventions throughout the perioperative period.
Web link    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 2 2021 8:36PM  
Antibiotic Time Out Tool
This tool from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use should be completed by frontline clinicians on a daily basis for patients receiving antibiotics.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 3 2021 9:18AM  
Antibiotic Stewardship Program Assessment Tool
The antibiotic stewardship assessment tool is a companion to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and provides examples for implementing the Core Elements.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/01/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 1 2021 8:49PM  
Implementation Guide for Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
This toolkit from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is a detailed pathway for organizations to develop and improve acute care antibiotic stewardship programs.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/19/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 19 2021 4:22PM  
Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
In this Core Elements report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines structural and procedural components of successful stewardship programs.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/08/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2021 3:05PM  
Antibiotic Stewardship for Small and Critical Access Hospitals
Practical strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for implementing antibiotic stewardship programs in small and critical access hospitals.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/08/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2021 2:58PM