Join the Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria through Antibiotic Stewardship in Communities initiative to help stop the threat of antibiotic resistance and protect your patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization have declared antibiotic resistance to be one of the most serious problems facing our national and global health systems today. Work with others in your community to implement the principles of antibiotic stewardship (AS) among outpatient settings at the point of care, where antibiotics are being prescribed.
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative focuses on fighting antibiotic resistance at the community level. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is now recruiting outpatient health care settings to work on implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs and incorporate the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship.
Developed by the CDC, the Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship includes guidelines to improve antibiotic use, such as commitment to showing accountability for optimizing antibiotic use, implementing policies and practices to improve antibiotic use, monitoring antibiotic prescribing practices and providing education and resources to providers and patients on antibiotic use.
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