Antibiotic resistance is a critical concern.
Every day, thousands of Americans are impacted by the improper use of antibiotics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. An estimated 34 million unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics are ordered each year to treat acute respiratory conditions.
The Great Plains Quality Innovation Network invites you to participate in a very important quality improvement initiative: Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria through Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Facilities. Together, we will work to spread the principals of antibiotic stewardship in an effort to preserve our antibiotics and prevent harm.
The Great Plains QIN has developed a video series framework for providers to identify and select key actions for implementation from each of the CDC Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship.
Our team offers outreach, education and technical assistance. We are partnering with practitioners, pharmacists, system leadership as well as consumers of care. Antibiotics are a precious resource and preserving their usefulness will require cooperation and engagement by all. It’s not too late, join us today!