Antibiotic Stewardship

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Central to a comprehensive program to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria is antibiotic stewardship (also referred to as antimicrobial stewardship) within healthcare systems and throughout the healthcare community. Antibiotic stewardship is a program by which facilities are able to monitor, reduce and prevent misuse and/or overuse of antibiotics within a healthcare system using a multidisciplinary team and strategic approach.

The atom Alliance provides outreach, education and technical assistance to implement the CDC’s Core Elements of antibiotic stewardship in outpatient settings. Our team is working to establish and implement antimicrobial stewardship program activities in outpatient settings that are effective, sustainable and can be tailored to the clinical needs of those settings.

Outpatient settings who may participate include:

  • Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Emergency Departments
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Outpatient pharmacies
  • Pharmacy-based clinics
  • Physician Offices
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Urgent Care

State Contacts:

Alabama
Teresa Fox
(256) 293-9994
Teresa.Fox@area-G.hcqis.org

Indiana
Beth Casto
(812) 374-3020
Beth.Casto@area-G.hcqis.org

Kentucky
Mary Bardin
(270) 605-4022
Mary.Bardin@area-G.hcqis.org

Mississippi
Kim Roberts
(601) 957-1575, ext. 245
Kim.Roberts@area-G.hcqis.org

Tennessee
Eric Sullivan
(615) 390-3672
esullivan@QSource.org

 

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