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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.

Publication Date

Spring 4-25-2019

Keywords

antimicrobial stewardship, small community hospitals, critical access hospitals, performance improvement, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Disciplines

Infectious Disease | Public Health

Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Small Community Hospitals Through an Assessment and Feedback Model

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