Getting started: How to start your ASP
Antimicrobial Stewardship 101
This presentation will:
- outline and describe the rationale for antimicrobial stewardship
- state the definition and goals of antimicrobial stewardship
- identify the important aspects of an antimicrobial stewardship program
- discuss the evidence supporting antimicrobial stewardship programs
- provide a few ‘real world’ examples of antimicrobial stewardship.
When developing a hospital-specific business case, you need to describe what you can do with what you have available. This seven step guide will help you create your business case. For more information, see the presentation “How to Make a Business Case for an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program”.
Gap analysis checklist
This checklist is for facilities with:
- no ASP in place to gauge activities they are currently performing
- a functioning ASP with administrative controls in place
After completing the checklist, you may decide your facility has the necessary ASP elements in place or it may need to implement additional elements.
Metrics and evaluation: What will you measure for your ASP?
Metrics and evaluation play an important role in your ASP. For an overview, see the presentation, “Antimicrobial Stewardship – Metrics and evaluation” then look at the examples in our Metrics and Evaluation table.
The Road to Stewardship: Initiating and Sustaining an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
The September 2012 launch webcast included the following presentations:
ASP in action
In early Fall 2012, we visited large and small community hospitals with ASPs. From our visits we learned:
- how they started their ASP
- what barriers they encountered for implementation
- how they identified key success factors in the implementation of ASP.
To all the participating hospitals, thank you for sharing your experience.