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ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP COLLABORATIVE

Antibiotic oills and pronouncination

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. ​​

 

Collaborative Information

  • Upcoming Meetings

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.

    • Save the Date: Monday June 3, 2019
      11:30-12:30PM
      "The Yellow River: UTI: and AASB in the ED"
      Guest Speaker: Dr. Bobby Redwood
      Emergency and Preventative Medicine Physician, Divine Savior Hospital in Portage, Wisconsin
      *Webinar infomration to be sent in May 2019 
  • Project Plan

    The project plan (PDF) provides details on the ED collaborative’s mission and timeline.
    Note: The ED Collaborative has been extended through December 2019!
  • Introduction Letter

    The 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 Form

    All 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) - January 31, 2019

    Topics: Public health update, quality improvement project progress and discussion, provider summary data
    Agenda (PDF)

  • Kick-off Webinar – March 12, 2018

    Topics: Emergency department collaborative orientation, antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department
    Slides (PDF)
    Recording
  • In-person Session (South) - June 1, 2018

    Topics: Public health update, quality improvement project progress and discussion, provider survey group feedback
    Agenda (PDF)
  • In-person Session (North) - June 25, 2018

    Topics: Public health update, quality improvement project progress and discussion, provider survey group feedback
    Agenda (PDF)
  • Webinar - September 11, 2018

    Topic: Behavioral nudging in practice & practical strategies
    Slides (PDF)
    Recording

 

  • Provider Surveys

    Provider 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 Consultation

    As 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.

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