The HRET HIIN Rural CAH virtual event recording, “Get on Track with Antibiotic Stewardship” which was held on May 15, 2017, is now available on the HRET HIIN website. The purpose of this event was to help critical access and rural hospital jump start their antibiotic stewardship programs by providing an overview of the CDC standards, as well as examples of small steps that can be taken in resource-constrained settings. View the virtual event and download the presentation slides here.
The event started off with Antibiotic Stewardship 101 by Lori Chikoyak RN, BSN, Antibiotic Stewardship Project Manager for Mountain Pacific QIO. Lori reviewed the CDC’s antibiotic stewardship core elements which can be used as a framework for your hospital’s program. We then featured three state hospitals associations that have implemented statewide ABS collaboratives. Casey Drisoll from Montana, Alison Williams from Missouri and Teri Hulett from Colorado each shared their state’s approach to supporting CAHs in adopting an antibiotic stewardship program.
The event featured two unique hospital start up stories. Dr. Erik St. Pierre, ER Director at Northern Maine Hospital, shared his organization’s ED physician and pharmacist championed antibiotic stewardship program that started by focusing on common infections treated in the ED. Next, Kristi Wisenhunt, BS Pharmacy, Director of Pharmacy, Howard Memorial Hospital in Arkansas shared her small critical access hospital’s pharmacist-led ABS program.
This recording is a simultaneous interpretation of the live event. All statements, recommendations and treatment guidelines should be consulted in the original oral or written language format.