Part of the task of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) quality improvement program in this arena will be to spread the principles of antibiotic stewardship among recruited outpatient settings at the point of care, where antibiotics are being prescribed. Lake Superior QIN has been working on antibiotic stewardship to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and has a strong history of working in communities to facilitate transitions of care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides healthcare facilities with the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship (ASP), based on the practice. ASP is the effort to measure and improve how antibiotics are prescribed by clinicians and use by patients.
Lake Superior QIN has developed a toolkit for those working on the Outpatient settings Core Elements.
Resource for Hospital Providers
Resource for Nursing Home Providers
Resource for Clinics
Hospital ASP Assessment Tool (Excel)
Hospital 30,60,90 Day Plan (Excel)
Hospital P-D-S-A Steps (Word)
ASP Action Plan (Word)
ASP Tool Phase Sample Form (Word)
Small Test of Change Form (Word)
Community Poster for Providers to Show Support (PowerPoint)
The Antibiotic Stewardship National LAN Event “Understanding Physician-to-Patient Communiation Strategies to Avoid Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescribing” was held August 30, 2017. For easy reference, the event materials and recording are below.