In October 2022, SPARC launched an antibiotic stewardship initiative to include both virtual and in-person engagement opportunities, developed in consultation with subject matter experts and the SPARC team. A series of webinars will focus on best practices in antibiotic prescribing, while virtual office hours will support hospitals in implementing best practices and standardizing data for submission to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use and Resistance (AUR) module. Finally, SPARC will provide hospitals with tailored information and guidance to assist hospitals in developing interventions focused on broad spectrum antibiotic use for the management of sepsis. Incorporating a range of learning formats for SPARC topics will maximize audience engagement and allow for learning from both peers and subject matter experts.
Introduces the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use.
A link to register for the SIDP Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program for Pharmacists, which consists of practice-based activities designed to teach pharmacists about the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents. This page includes information on the goals and structure of the program, the cost of the program, and instructions on how to complete the program.
A link to review guidelines for antibiotic use from the Johns Hopkins Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship.
This tool, developed by Kim Claeys, explains how to use results of rapid diagnostic tests to guide antimicrobial use.
(March 27, 2019) Are you a pharmacist or IP who struggles to engage your ED providers in stewardship activities? Are you a busy ED clinician who wants to focus on antibiotic stewardship but is struggling with patient and administrative demands? Then this is the webinar for you! Dr. Larissa May is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Director of Emergency Department and Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship at the University of California-Davis and has spent her career studying ways to improve the appropriate use of antibiotics in the ED setting. Listen to this webinar to hear common myths dispelled and find out which techniques really work.