Knowledge Is Power

The Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) provides long-term care facilities and acute care hospitals with resources to promote appropriate antibiotic use, improve patient outcomes and prevent antibiotic resistance.

The ASAP site has added a few new tools to their resource library.

  • The one-page SBAR tool for suspected skin and soft-tissue infections can be used to improve the communication of soft tissue infections to the provider in a standardized way. Access the SBAR tool.
  • Guidance document on how to use an SBAR for antimicrobial stewardship activities can be found here.
  • How to implement the use of SBAR for antimicrobial stewardship can be found here.
  • Guidance on justifying inpatient hospital stay after IV to an oral (PO) switch is located here.

Our team offers outreach, education and technical assistance. We are partnering with practitioners, pharmacists, system leadership as well as consumers of care to help slow the emergence of resistance bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections. We are sharing information and education on the principles of antimicrobial stewardship, which is defined as ‘coordinated interventions designed to improve and measure the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal antimicrobial drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy and route of administration’. Learn more.

Join our Learning and Action Network to access information, education and resources on this important topic.

Access several WebEx sessions hosted by the Great Plains QIN. These recordings, along with session details, can be found via the links below.

  1. Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
  2. Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Call to Action
  3. Community Antibiotic Stewardship – Hot Topics Conversation
  4. Community Antibiotic Stewardship Hot Topic: Urinary Tract Infections in Post-Acute Patients and Long-Term Care Residents
  5. Community Antibiotic Stewardship Hot Topic: Antibiograms