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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 …
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 …
SMART is an acronym that represents a framework for creating effective goals. The SMART method is one of the most popular and effective tools for creating realistic and achievable goals. This resource outlines the SMART acronym and how to develop goal statements using the SMART method.
A root cause is an initiating cause of either a condition or a causal chain that leads to an outcome or effect of interest. Use the outlined tools (Fishbone Diagram and Five Whys) on this worksheet to help identify the root causes of a problem.
The Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Gap Analysis Tool compares your current antibiotic stewardship practices with identified best practices. This assessment will help you identify your organization’s short- and long-term goals for antibiotic stewardship.
This guidebook offers outpatient antibiotic stewardship initiative participants information related to quality measures that can be used to track and report antibiotic prescribing within their facilities. It’s designed to help organizations – including individuals or groups of eligible practitioners (EPs) – that are tracking and reporting quality measures specific to the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
This workbook is a guide to auditing appropriate antibiotic use for acute bronchitis and upper respiratory infections. By quantifying antibiotic prescribing for primary diagnoses such as acute bronchitis or upper respiratory infections, users can better identify opportunities to improve antibiotic prescribing for these conditions.
Center for Disease Control (CDC) Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship: Tracking and Reporting
This video by the Great Plains QIN-QIO offers several alternatives to improve tracking and reporting of antibiotic prescribing. Examples of measures and outcomes to be tracked are identified and opportunities for improvement or percentage of all visits led to antibiotic prescriptions are discussed. Great Plains QIN requires registration for access. Click here for the link.