We would like to share the following Antibiotic Stewardship resources to help support your Antibiotic Stewardship Program:

 NH STATEWIDE ANTIBIOGRAM (RELEASED 10/18/2018): Click this link for the antibiogram/executive summary!

Information to help you implement an Antibiotic Stewardship Program and participate in the week:

·         Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes

·         CDC Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship Checklist  

·         CDC Appendix A: Policy and Practice Actions to Improve Antibiotic Use

·         CDC Appendix B: Measures of Antibiotic Prescribing Use and Outcomes

·         Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Nursing Home Antimicrobial Stewardship Guide

·         2017 NH Statewide Antibiogram

·         CDC Be Antibiotics Aware Partner Toolkit

·         HRET Antibiotic Stewardship Change Package

·         HRET-HIN Resources

 

FREE Antibiotic Stewardship Continuing Education Opportunities:

 

·         National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Webinar on 11/13/18 12-1pm: Promoting Behavior Change around Antibiotic Prescribing

·         QIN- QIO Nursing Home Training Sessions - Nursing home leaders can review the content in each session and decide which components would be helpful for themselves and which to include in educating other staff. The components can be shared and discussed during staff education in-services or discussion sessions, or they can be accessed by staff online at any time.   

·         CDC Antibiotic Training Sessions:  Section 4, Module 9-Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes - The module will cover antibiotics being frequently prescribed and inappropriately used in nursing homes and the potential adverse events and harm to nursing home residents.

Stewardship Commitment Poster/Letter for Nursing Homes:

·         CDC Stewardship Commitment Poster for Nursing Homes                                                                                                              

·         CDC Stewardship Leadership Commitment Letter for Nursing Homes

 

Education for Residents and Families:

 

·         CDC: What to Ask Your Healthcare Provider about Antibiotics

·         AHRQ Toolkit to Educate and Engage Residents and Family Members

 

Save the Date

The second annual NH Antimicrobial Stewardship Symposium will be taking place March 20th 2019

 

 

 

 

If you have questions regarding antibiotic stewardship in New Hampshire or would like the full url address for any of the links feel free to reach out to the NH Division of Public Health Services, Foundation for Healthy Communities, or the New England QIN-QIO.