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    AHRQ Safety Program for Telemedicine: Improving Antibiotic Use

    Is your practice interested in improving appropriate use of antibiotics in telemedicine? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is currently recruiting practices for a no-cost, 18-month program beginning in June 2024 to promote appropriate antibiotic use while maintaining patient satisfaction and reducing potential side effects in patients seen via telemedicine. Practices will receive … Read more

  • super steward awards

    Through April 10: Super Steward Nominations Open

    Take 3 minutes to nominate yourself or a colleague. “CASP created these awards to recognize colleagues’ efforts to support the appropriate and effective use of antimicrobials,” said Nikolaos Mavrogiorgos, MD, CASP medical director. “Each of us can make meaningful changes that improve improve patient care and fight antimicrobial resistance. We value those contributions and want … Read more

Stewardship Educational Resources


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research are two of several agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with leading national efforts on antimicrobial use and resistance. Their websites provide a wealth of resources and information, including:

  • Antibiotic Resistance & Patient Safety Portal (formerly the Patient Safety Portal) allows users to explore and visual data on antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections
  • CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) publishes reports from its data on topics such as antimicrobial use and resistance, including antimicrobial-resistance pathogens associated with healthcare-associated infections
  • Healthcare-associated Infections Data Dashboards: UNC Hospitals’ Department of Infection Prevention collects and analyzes healthcare-associated infection data and process measures for compliance with evidence-based infection prevention practices. The interactive Tableau dashboards are updated monthly and allow customizable search features.