MT Antimicrobial Stewardship Links
MT Antimicrobial Stewardship Resources
The Montana Antimicrobial Stewardship (ABS) Collaborative is a group effort to create a statewide Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) implementation plan. Our goal is to collaborate, assist and offer resources, expertise and tools through multiple programs for use by Montana inpatient and outpatient facilities. Montana ABS Collaborative members include:
- Mountain-Pacific: Regional Healthcare Improvement Collaborative (RHIC), Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) and Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) programs
- Montana Hospital Association: Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN), FLEX and STRIVE programs
- Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
- University of Montana: Skaggs School of Pharmacy
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New Antibiotic Stewardship Program Resources:
Following are the newly identified resources to help you with your ASP implementation:
- New – Here is a link to the HRET HIIN Antimicrobial Stewardship Change Package document
- New – Here is a link to the Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network webpage
- New – Here is a link to the resources on the ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Program webpage
- New – Here is a link to the Joint Commission Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Toolkit
Antibiotic Stewardship Education Resources:
Below are the upcoming Montana ABS educational events. Please see our MT ABS Webinars page to access previous webinar slide decks, recordings and other materials.
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MST: Implementing ABS: Sharing, Discussing and Coaching
- This webinar will feature Dr. Steven Tremain, MD, FACPE, physician improvement advisor with Cynosure Health and key contributor to the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Antibiotic Stewardship Change Package. Tune in to hear more about the implementation ideas from the HIIN Change Package, hear hospital progress and best practice sharing from Montana hospitals and participate in a facilitated, open discussion with Dr. Tremain and Michael Groessinger, pharmacist from Valor Health in Boise, ID. Come with your questions and prepare to participate to maximize this opportunity.
- Webinar Registration
- Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 3:15 – 4:45 PM MST: Improving the Quality Data Lifecycle in Frontier Rural Hospitals
- This session will be presented at the Montana Hospital Association’s Health Summit in Butte, Montana. Ben Power from Barrett Hospital and Healthcare is the presenter. This session will not specifically address antibiotic stewardship but will provide information to help support data usage in any quality program. This session is intended to offer quality improvement (QI) leadership a broad educational update on the data lifecycle in very small facilities like many here in Montana. It will highlight recent developments in data via a live data manipulation demonstration. The demonstration is intended to convince the listener that QI staff are not only capable of overseeing the data lifecycle, but there are also substantial benefits for QI staff to learn these skills rather than continuing to do manual abstraction or waiting on the information technology (IT) department to do reporting. At the end of this session, participants will have ideas about how to improve their programs, using enhanced data management techniques, and begin detailed work on converting CART abstraction to CSV uploads. Registration for MHA’s Health Summit is required to attend this presentation.
- MHA’s Health Summit Registration
- April 5 – 6: Antibiotic stewardship will be on the agenda at the Montana Infection Preventionist Spring Summit. More details will be provided soon.
For more information or if you have questions on any of the above education events, please contact Patty Kosednar.
Please see the MT ABS Webinars page to access previous webinar materials including slide decks, recordings and templates.
Antibiotic Stewardship Implementation Guides:
- Jump Start Stewardship Toolkit – Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship in a Small, Rural Hospital
- CDC’s Implementation Guide of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals
- American Hospital Association’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit
- National Quality Partners Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care
- Joint Commission Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Toolkit
MT ABS Collaborative Resources:
- MT Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative Blog
- Jumpstart Workbook – Excel Document
- Antibiotic Stewardship Program Policy – St. Peter’s Hospital
- Antibiotic Stewardship Program Policy – St. Luke Community Healthcare
- How St. Peter’s Hospital Uses CDC Core Elements in Their Antibiotic Stewardship Program
- MT ABS Collaborative webinar materials
Other Antibiotic Stewardship Resources:
- Mountain-Pacific’s – Outpatient ABS Webpage
- CDC Inpatient Core Elements Checklist
- CDC Inpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Webpage
- CDC Outpatient Core Elements Checklist
- CDC Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Webpage
- Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC)
- Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP)
- A new article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Nurses Association: The Role of Registered Nurses in Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Practices
- National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Surveillance for Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance Options
- Duke Antimicrobial Stewardship Outreach Network
- ID Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
- Certificate Training Programs
- Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases (MAD-ID) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Training Program
- Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Training Program
See all HTS Resources.