Antibiotic Stewardship Initiatives & Programs

This collection of tools provides descriptions of what antibiotic stewardship means and how to develop an effective program. Information is also provided on how antibiotic stewardship can be incorporated into performance improvement initiatives to improve patient outcomes and reimbursement.

  • Webinar


    Webinar: MACRA Economics and Antibiotic Stewardship

    Along with a brief overview of MACRA and the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP), this webinar presents a framework for Antibiotic Stewardship that meets the improvement requirements in the QPP. Learn which measures related to antibiotic stewardship have an impact in the QPP along with ideas for improvement.

    TAGS: Quality, Payment, MACRA, Improvement, Antibiotic, Webinar, QPP, Stewardship

  • Webinar Slides

    Webinar Slides

    MACRA Economics and Antibiotic Stewardship Presentation

    Click to view the presentation slides used in the MACRA Economics and Antibiotic Stewardship webinar.

    TAGS: CMS, Quality, Payment, MACRA, APP, Antibiotic, Framework, Stewardship

  • Webinar


    Webinar: Antibiotic Stewardship Quality Initiative

    This webinar was created with those individuals in mind who are leaders in antibiotic stewardship at your organization. This webinar helps provide good understanding of what stewardship really means and offers some new ideas on how to meet the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship.

    TAGS: Webinar, Core, Elements, Antibiotic, Stewardship, Leadership, Organization

  • Webinar Slides

    Webinar Slides

    Antibiotic Stewardship Quality Initiative Presentation

    Click to view the presentation slides used in the Antibiotic Stewardship Quality Initiative webinar.

    TAGS: Leadership, Core, Elements, mean, Organization

  • Webinar


    Webinar: 341 Days Without C. Difficule Infection-Journey to Zero

    Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is the most common cause of healthcare–associated diarrhea in U.S. hospitals. Reducing healthcare-acquired C. diff infections (CDIs) is a complex and evolving battle. In this webinar, Lisa Beauch, the Toledo Regional Infection Prevention Manager for Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital, shares her team’s multi-component strategy that successfully eliminated all healthcare-associated CDI cases from July 2016 to July 2017.

    TAGS: Toledo, Infection, Prevention, Mercy, Health, Hospital, Diarrhea, CDI

  • Webinar Slides

    Webinar Slides

    341 Days Without C. Difficule Infection-Journey to Zero Presentation

    Click to view the presentation slides used in the 341 Days Without C. Difficule Infection-Journey to Zero webinar.

    TAGS: Clostridium, Healthcare, Toledo, regional, Infection, Prevention, Managers, Mercy

  • Algorithms


    The Pharmacist’s Role and Responsibility in Antimicrobial Stewardship

    The American Society of Health System Pharmacists recently released a statement giving guidance to pharmacists in understanding the key role they play in the Antibiotic Stewardship program. This statement outlines the Society’s stance on the pharmacist’s duty to effectively and responsibly prevent infection in patients.

    While providing a background on the need for Antibiotic Stewardship, this downloadable document also outlines the individual responsibilities of pharmacists as it pertains to antibiotic moderation in instances of infection control.

    TAGS: Pharmacists, Antibiotic, Moderation, Infection, background

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Core Elements of Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship

    The CDC guide to incorporating antibiotic stewardship best practices into the outpatient office practice setting. This information offers a framework for implementation based on the four core elements in the outpatient setting:

    • Commitment
    • Action
    • Tracking & Reporting
    • Education & Expertise

    TAGS: Tracking, Reporting, Education, CDC, Stewardship, Four, Core, Elements

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    The Physician Champion in Performance Improvement

    This resource provides you with an informational guide to help identify the perfect Physician Champion candidate for the project at hand. The guide is comprised of a two-page white sheet on desirable traits to look for in a good physician leader. In addition, the guide also discusses the expectations of the physician during a project and provides tips to make the physician successful in their project role.

    TAGS: Physician, Leadership, Guidelines, International, Guide, Project

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    IHI & CDC: Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram and Change Package

    This resource provides tactics to reduce the use of inappropriate antibiotic medications in healthcare organizations.

    TAGS: Tactics, Antibiotic, Medication, Healthcare, Organizations

  • The Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit

    This toolkit provides valuable resources for healthcare organizations to improve their antibiotic stewardship programs.

    TAGS: Healthcare, Organization, Antibiotic, Stewardship, Programs, Improve

  • Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology APIC

    APIC provides consolidated information of vendor technology for surveillance of construction issues and environmental services with a focus on infection control.

    TAGS: Vendor, Technology, Construction, Environmental, Infection, Control

  • CDC: Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship

    This resource provides the CDC's outlook on the core elements of antibiotic prescribing and stewardship programs.

    TAGS: Outlook, Core, Elements, Antibiotic, Stewardship, Prescribing

  • Articles


    Public Health Foundation PHF-Antibiotic Stewardship Program

    This resource provides the framework for antibiotic stewardship programs to ensure safe patient care.

    TAGS: Framework, Antibiotic, Stewardship, Program, Care, Patient, Safety, Patient Safety