SHEA Spring Conference 2019
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Abstract or Description
Small community hospitals often lack expertise and resources for antimicrobial stewardship program implementation. Using an assessment-and-feedback model, Nebraska ASAP performed onsite assessment of antimicrobial stewardship efforts in 5 small community hospitals and provided facility specific feedback on implementation/augmentation of antimicrobial stewardship program. As a result of this model, participating small community hospitals were able to increase the number of antimicrobial stewardship core elements implemented while reducing antibiotic use and incidence of CDI.
antimicrobial stewardship, small community hospitals, critical access hospitals, performance improvement, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Infectious Disease | Public Health
Chung, Philip; Tyner, Kate; Bergman, Scott; Micheels, Terry; Rupp, Mark; Schwedhelm, Michelle; Tierney, Maureen; Ashraf, Muhammad Salman; and Van Schooneveld, Trevor, "Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Small Community Hospitals Through an Assessment and Feedback Model" (2019). Posters and Presentations: Nebraska ASAP. 2.