Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Through this new program, the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is committed to helping member hospitals and health systems form new antimicrobial stewardship programs or enhance existing ones. The focus of this program is proper prescribing of antimicrobials for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs) with the dual goal of improving the accurate diagnosis of UTIs. CHA also seeks to reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). The overall purpose of this collaborative is to disseminate evidence and strategies for antimicrobial stewardship and to assist member hospitals in embedding those strategies in daily clinical practice.
Participating hospital teams will be offered valuable resources to help their facility succeed in its journey towards antimicrobial stewardship. Resources include checklists; team recruitment tools; on-going education opportunities; best practices for UTIs and SSTIs; access to local and national experts; peer mentorship; data collection support; and much more.
The deadline for signing up for the collaborative has passed. For more information, contact Teri Hulett, CHA program manager of infection prevention, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720.330.6021; or Sarah Hodgson, CHA project manager and data analyst, at email@example.com or 720.330.6075.