Check Out the New Webinar and Other ASP Resources
February 14, 2019
The Montana Antibiotic Stewardship (ABS) Collaborative has several new resources to support your antibiotic stewardship program (ASP). Check them out below.
Real Antibiotics for Rural Patients: Treating People Not Guidelines
Wednesday, March 13 – 1:00 to 2:00 PM MST
Dr. Jeffrey Jansen, the pharmacy infectious diseases coordinator for SCL Saint Vincent Healthcare, is our guest speaker. He will begin this presentation with a review of antibacterial resistance, followed by a review of a statewide antibiogram, including limitations and strengths. He will also provide empiric prescribing recommendations. There will be an open Q&A session following his presentation. Intended audience: Pharmacists, providers, infection preventionists, and other antimicrobial project team members
Review Options for Tracking Days of Therapy (DOT) for Antibiotic Usage Reporting
(recorded February 7, 2019)
This webinar presented an overview of the updated, Excel-based DOT tracking tool, to help your facility track antibiotic usage, and a demonstration of how to pull DOT information from your electronic health record (EHR) and submit to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
See materials from all previously recorded MT ABS webinars on our website.
NEW ASP RESOURCE/TOOL
DOT tracking tool (Excel spreadsheet) – This updated version of the Excel spreadsheet tool can be used to manually track antibiotic usage for your ASP using the DOT measure criteria.
See all MT ABS resources on our website.
To see all Montana ASB Collaborative resources, to get information about upcoming educational events or to find resources from previously presented webinars, access the MT ABS Collaborative Resources website.
If you have any questions or run into issues with your antimicrobial stewardship program implementation and would like help, please use the “Leave a Reply” section below, or email Patty Kosednar directly with your questions or comments, and we will have one of our subject matter experts get back to you.