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Providing You with the Resources to Promote Appropriate Antibiotic Use, Improve Patient Outcomes and Prevent Antibiotic Resistance

 

Click here to access the Monoclonal Antibody Informational Page, including a link to the bamlanivimab request form.

2020 Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit Postponed
Postponed: The Third Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Summit (originally scheduled May 29, 2020) has been postponed in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Alternative options for a new date are under consideration. More information will be posted as soon as it is available.

What's new

Welcome to the Nebraska ASAP website!  A number of tools and templates to facilitate establishment of an institutional antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) has been added to the site (see links below).  Regularly scheduled blog posts will be published to highlight news and studies related to antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial use.

12/04/2020: New Guidance for the Use of Empiric Antibiotics in COVID has been posted here as well as under the Acute Care Guidance Documents Page.

U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 18th-24th, 2020. Check back here for updates, blog posts, and other content related to appropriate antibiotic use.

  • 11/24/2020: We would like to cap off the week with a reminder of how Nebraska ASAP can assist with antibiotic use at your facility. Click here to see a list of our services and how we can help!
  • 11/23/2020: Antibiotic stewardship is a vital function for outpatient clinics and facilities. For a summary of CDC core elements as well as a helpful self-assessment tool, check out this blog post.
  • 11/20/2020: Check out these helpful resources from the CDC and ADA for information and tips on antibiotic stewardship for dental groups.
  • 11/19/2020: Click here to access a resource page with antibiotic review videos and a review chart prepared by Scott Bergman, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS, BCIDP.
  • 11/18/2020: Why does antibiotic stewardship matter? Check out this blog post summarizing CDC’s report on antibiotic resistance threats in the US to find out!

11/06/2020: A Nebraska ASAP flyer has been updated to include our services, contact information, and other benefits of our program.

08/25/2020: A new post about the appropriate use of proton pump inhibitors has been published. This post contains a link to a new guidance document.

12/02/2019: A new post on the recently revised Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship is now available.  Click here to find out more.

11/21/2019: A post on the current state of antimicrobial stewardship in the U.S. and Nebraska is now published.

11/20/2019: Nebraska DHHS Antibiotic Awareness Week Facebook live discussion (recorded video).

10/11/2019: A blog on the newly finalized Conditions for Participation (CoP) for hospitals and critical access hospitals from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as been posted. 

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Resources developed by Nebraska ASAP are intended for non-commercial educational and quality improvement purposes.  Please acknowledge Nebraska ASAP when they are used.

Page last reviewed: December 8, 2020