Join the free Antibiotic Stewardship Program today.
CDC LONG-TERM CARE COMMUNITY TRAINING
Can't attend in-person? Live web-streaming is available for the CDC's Long-term Care Community training. The training will include a variety of topics such as antibiotic stewardship, hands-on data analysis, surveillance and prevention for urinary tract infections, C. difficile, multi-drug resistant organisms, and more.
For any training-related questions, please email NHSNtrain@cdc.gov, adding “LTC Annual Training” in the subject header.
LONG-TERM CARE COMMUNITIES INVITED TO JOIN FREE ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM
Get the resources and training that your community needs to run a robust antibiotic stewardship program by joining a free, 12-month national project. Beginning December 2018, the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use will provide participating long-term care facilities with antibiotic use guidelines, expert coaching, online education, improvement tools, resident education materials, and more to help you prevent harms associated with antibiotics, such as Clostridium difficile. Participants also have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits. This program is funded and guided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and is led by Johns Hopkins Medicine and NORC at the University of Chicago. Please register for a one-hour webinar to learn how participation can benefit your residents and community.
Questions? Contact the program team at
ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP RESOURCES
We've gathered resources from four national initiatives to support your work on C. difficile and Antibiotic Stewardship. The tools, educational opportunities and other resources from these four initiatives are complementary, so mix and match to make the package that works best for you.
Actor Dominic Chianese of Sopranos fame turns
C. difficile into a hit Italian song and more in this introductory video.
Our HelpDesk Team is here for you! We provide support with everything from project design, collecting and interpreting data and locating the resources you need. We'd love to hear how your project is going -- challenges and successes.
This material was prepared by Telligen, National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-CO-NNHQIC-03/18-001