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.
- January 31, 2019: In-person Session (Southern California ED)
Los Angeles County Central Health Center
241 N. Figueroa Street, Room 152, Los Angeles, CA 90012
- February 11, 2019: In-person Session (Northern California ED)
California Department of Public Health
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Room C-160, Richmond, CA 94804
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
Kick-off Webinar – March 12, 2018Topics: Emergency department collaborative orientation, antibiotic stewardship in the emergency department
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
MITIGATE ToolkitThe MITIGATE toolkit is a step by step implementation guide for healthcare providers and administrators interested in designing quality improvement programs in antimicrobial stewardship in emergency department (ED) and urgent care healthcare settings.
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.
Quality Improvement Plan Progress ReportKeep track of your Quality Improvement Plan progress using this short survey.
For additional information contact the HAI Program at HAIProgram@cdph.ca.gov.