State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate
The California Department of Health provides education and support to hospitals throughout the state, allowing many to create programs to address appropriate use of antimicrobials in response to State legislation.
Telemedicine-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Improves Prescribing, Reduces Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics at Rural Hospital
A rural hospital’s telemedicine-based antimicrobial stewardship program provides ongoing education and daily case reviews related to use of antibiotics, leading to more appropriate prescribing and less bacterial resistance to the drugs.
Online Tutorial and Interactive Workshop Support Physicians in Employing Shared Decisionmaking With Patients, Reducing Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Infections
An online tutorial and interactive workshop supported family physicians in engaging in shared decisionmaking with patients, reducing use of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections.
Electronic Isolation Flags and Weekly Rounds by Infection Control Staff Improve Adherence to Contact Precautions
Through electronic flagging of infected patients and weekly surveillance rounds, infection control staff increased adherence to contact precautions from 58 to 90 percent.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program.
Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship
The aim of this toolkit is to assist hospital staff and leadership in developing an effective antimicrobial stewardship program with the potential to reduce Clostridium difficile infection.
Long-Term Care Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to help health care providers in long-term care facilities implement the 12 Steps to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance Among Long-Term Care Residents, a set of recommendations developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of its Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance in Healthcare Settings.
Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education (AWARE) Clinical Resources
This site offers various tools to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics.
Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work
This Web site educates pharmacists, health care providers, and the general public about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance.