Core Element 2: Action

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Antibiotic Awareness Week Toolkit

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is an annual one-week observance that gives participating organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance. Be Antibiotics Aware, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) educational effort, complements U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week with up-to-date information to help …

Using Evidence-Based Guidelines to Impact Antibiotic Usage in Rural Clinics

Join Telligen and pharmacist Marc J. Meyer, RPH, BPharm, CIC, FAPIC, as he reviews the development of evidence-based guidance for antibiotic usage in adult and pediatric upper respiratory and urinary tract infections, shows baseline and intervention data over two years and discusses success and failure of these efforts in a 10-clinic health system in rural …

Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Sample Policies

Learn what to include in an outpatient antibiotic stewardship policy and review a sample antibiotic stewardship policy that you can copy and paste into your own document. A sample policy provided with permission from Altru Health System is also included. Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship template Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Policy Altru Health System Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Policy

CDC Adult Antibiotic Prescribing Guidelines

Antibiotic prescribing guidelines establish standards of care and focus quality improvement efforts. The following resource summarizes the most recent recommendations for appropriate antibiotic prescribing for adults seeking care in an outpatient setting.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship: Action for Policy and Practice

This video by the Great Plains QIN-QIO describes the implementation of policies and interventions to promote appropriate antibiotic prescribing practices. Action is necessary to transform policy and practice into measurable outcomes. Effective communication, documented justification and support for clinical decisions are key practices endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Great Plains …

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