ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP COLLABORATIVE
The California Antibiotic Stewardship in Emergency Departments Collaborative aims to engage emergency department (ED) staff in efforts to improve antibiotic prescribing by facilitating sharing of expertise and best practices for implementing stewardship interventions in ED settings.
The collaborative meets quarterly, alternating between webinar and in-person sessions. We encourage ED physicians, pharmacists, and those involved with antibiotic stewardship programs to attend.
Project PlanThe project plan (PDF) provides details on the ED collaborative’s mission and timeline.
Note: The ED Collaborative has been extended through December 2019!
Introduction LetterThe introduction letter (PDF), addressed to ED Leadership, provides a brief overview of the ED collaborative goals. Facilities who wish to participate in the ED collaborative are encouraged to review the introduction letter with their ED leadership.
Commitment FormAll currently participating ED completed and submitted a commitment form (PDF). Facilities who wish to participate in the ED collaborative moving forward are encouraged submitted a signed commitment form. Forms are accepted on a rolling basis.
Know an ED that may want to participate in the collaborative? Link your colleagues to the project plan, introduction letter, and commitment form above.
Meeting Agendas and Materials
In-person Session (South) - June 1, 2018Topics: Public health update, quality improvement project progress and discussion, provider survey group feedback
In-person Session (North) - June 25, 2018Topics: Public health update, quality improvement project progress and discussion, provider survey group feedback
Webinar - September 11, 2018Topic: Behavioral nudging in practice & practical strategies
Provider SurveysProvider surveys may be distributed among ED clinicians to help assess antibiotic prescribing attitudes and behavior. Surveys are available for acute respiratory illness (ARI), skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI), and urinary tract infection (UTI). Email HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov to request a provider survey for your facility.
One-on-One ConsultationAs part of the collaborative, participating ED may schedule one-on-one consultations to plan and discuss planned and current quality improvement projects on an as needed basis. To schedule a call, email HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov.
For additional information contact the HAI Program at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov.