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Antibiotic Stewardship

Patient and Provider

Our Goal

Alliant Quality, the Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia and North Carolina, invites primary care physician practices, federally-qualified health centers and emergency rooms to join us in these efforts. The goal will focus on increasing the appropriate use of antibiotics for common infections.

Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative Summary One-pager

Participation Agreement

A Important Update from CMS and CDC on Antibiotic Stewardship

 

Additional Documents:

 

Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance – when bacteria stop responding to the drugs designed to kill them – is possibly the single most important infectious disease threat we face today.

    • We risk turning back the clock to a world where simple infections could kill people as they did a century ago.

  Each year, more than 2 million people in the United States get infections from germs that are resistant to antibiotics– and at least 23,000 people die as a result.

    • C. difficile infections – which can occur after using antibiotics – kill at least another 15,000 Americans a year

Antibiotic Stewardship

The single most important action to slow the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant infections is for us – every one of us – to improve the way antibiotics are prescribed and used.

    • If we don’t take better care of the antibiotics we have today – if we aren't better stewards of them – we may lose these antibiotics and the next ones that come along.
    • If we lose antibiotics, we also undermine our ability to provide organ transplants, save victims of burns and trauma, and treat patients with sepsis and cancer
    • Antibiotics and everything they support could become obsolete.

Antibiotic stewardship programs and interventions help ensure that patients receive antibiotics only when absolutely necessary; and when they are needed, the correct antibiotic is prescribed in a timely manner at the right dose and duration.

 

Resources 

Antibiotic Stewardship Statement

Antimicrobial Resistance

Adult Treatment Recommendations

Preserve the Power of Antibiotics

Antibiotic Resistance: The Global Threat

Measuring Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing

Responding to New Forms of Antibiotic Resistance

Frequency of First-line Antibiotic Selection

Core Elements

Prevalence of Inappropriate Antibiotic Precriptions Among US Ambulatory Care Visits, 2010-2011

Adult Treatment Recommendations

Video: The Story of Peggy Lillis:  The Other Side of Antibiotics

 

Patient Information and Resources

Get Smart: Prescription Adherence Tool

Get Smart: Use Antibiotics Wisely

Preventing and Treating Bronchitis

Antibiotics: Will They Help You or Harm You?

Choosing Wisely: Test & Treatments for UTIs in Older Adults

Choosing Wisely: Treating Sinus Problems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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