Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessments
Because of the vital roles that Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASPs) play in improving antibiotic use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed a list of Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities, and outpatient facilities. These Core Elements serve as a set of key principles to guide the creation and implementation of ASPs to improve antibiotic use and advance patient safety and outcomes.
In partnership with Nebraska DHHS, Nebraska ASAP has developed survey tools to assess CDC Core Element implementation at your facility and provide guidance to your stewardship program. These tools have been adapted into REDCap surveys that can be submitted by clicking the below links. Once your survey is submitted, ASAP staff will review the answers and reach out to schedule a one-hour virtual meeting with your ASP team. During this meeting, your stewardship program and activities will be discussed in more detail in an effort to provide targeted recommendations for Core Element implementation at your facility. After this meeting, ASAP will prepare a comprehensive stewardship report highlighting strengths, areas of opportunity, and tiered recommendations for improvement with next steps detailed in order of importance. This report will also contain numerous helpful resources, tools, and templates to assist with Core Element implementation and improve antibiotic use at your facility. These assessments are not regulatory in any way and are free for your facility, so we encourage you to complete the below survey that corresponds to your facility type.
Acute Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Core Elements, Critical Access Hospitals
Baseline ASP Assessment for Acute Care HospitalsREDCap survey link for the Acute Care Hospital Baseline ASP Assessment
Antimicrobial Stewardship, Core Elements, Long Term Care
Baseline ASP Assessment for Long Term CareREDCap survey link for the Long Term Care Facility Baseline ASP Assessment
Ambulatory Care, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Core Elements