Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic resistance has led to an estimated 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the United States. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics has led to a global health crisis.

Overview

Antibiotic stewardship programs in outpatient settings help fight the spread of antibiotic resistance. Telligen aligns our services with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship to help you develop your own outpatient antibiotic stewardship program.

Our work:

  • Facilitates commitment and buy-in from staff and leadership to adopt outpatient antibiotic stewardship guidelines.
  • Helps narrow your scope and identify your areas of focus with examples of policies and best-practices from thought leaders.
  • Introduces antibiotic stewardship tracking and reporting tools specific to your care setting.
  • Spreads education and expertise through a supportive network of industry experts and peers who know your challenges and offer solutions.

Download our fact sheet (below) to learn more about this healthcare quality improvement work.

Feature

Unnecessary antibiotics can cause more harm than good. View this short video about inappropriate antibiotic use and its link to antibiotic resistance or download the file to play in your patient waiting areas. Available with English and Spanish subtitles!

 

 

 

Fact Sheet

Participation Agreement

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Membership in this collaborative is now closed. Learn more about the CDC Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship here.

Contact Information

Colorado

Andrea Campbell
Andrea.Campbell@area-d.hcqis.org

Illinois

Jenny Winkler
Jennifer.Winkler@area-d.hcqis.org

Brandi Wamhoff
Brandi.Wamhoff@area-d.hcqis.org

Iowa

Lori Parsons
Lori.Parsons@area-d.hcqis.org

Pharmacies
Katy Brown
Katy.Brown@area-d.hcqis.org