Antibiotic Stewardship – Resources

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AHRQ Safety Program

A new study found that hospitals using an AHRQ safety program decreased their use of antibiotic medications and reduced C. difficile infections. The study, published today in JAMA Network Open, found that the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use helped more than 400 hospitals use an Antibiotic Stewardship Program to implement and refine their …

Decreasing Hospital Use of Antibiotic Medications and Reducing C. difficile Infections

The Four Moments of Antibiotic Decision Making are the critical time periods of antibiotic decision making. Clinicians are encouraged to use the Four Moments framework for all patients receiving antibiotics and whenever the need for antibiotics is being considered. More

Join Telligen QI Connect™!

Improving healthcare quality for people living and working with Medicare Telligen QI Connect™ is a comprehensive quality improvement program that places healthcare providers and consumers at its center. You’ll join Affinity Groups designed to make an impact on the most challenging healthcare issues facing our communities today. Because whether you’re providing healthcare or receiving it, …

Telligen QIN-QIO Support Pauses on July 17, 2019

Dear Telligen partners: We wanted to let you know about some important news that will affect the quality improvement support that Telligen provides to your organization as a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO). As you may know, Telligen has been preparing for a new project cycle to continue to serve you as quality improvement …

Antibiotic Time-Out Checklist

The Antibiotic Time-Out Checklist, developed in February 2019, follows the SBAR format and is designed to guide antibiotic stewardship champions through time-out discussions with prescribing clinicians within 48-72 hours of antibiotic initiation.

Barrier Busters: Flu Edition – for Nursing Homes, Home Health and Care Coordination

Flu season is always just around the corner! Join Telligen for a roundtable discussion recorded in October 2018 with Dr. Paul Mulhausen, MD, MHS, Dr. Gregory Gahm, MD, MS, FACP and Misty Kevech, RN, MS to learn strategies to overcome vaccination barriers across nursing home, home health and primary care settings. The discussion addresses vaccination …

Utilizing EHRs in Antibiotic Stewardship

In this Telligen webinar recorded in May 2018, learn how to effectively use electronic health records (EHRs) to track and monitor antibiotic prescribing at your facility.

Patient-Provider Talk: Addressing the Elephant in the Exam Room

This Telligen webinar recorded in July 2018 addresses the varying perspectives that exist between patients and providers about antibiotic treatment and immunizations that sometimes go unaddressed.  

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 …

Antibiotic Stewardship Communication Strategies

This Telligen QIN-QIO tool posted in July 2018 has specific examples of communication strategies that clinicians can use when discussing antibiotic use with their patients.