Despite discussions at the national level about the need to integrate nurses into antibiotic stewardship (AS) activities, there are limited tools and resources for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs, nursing and/or hospital leadership to facilitate implementation of nurse-based AS interventions in acute care hospitals.
This toolkit and comprehensive user guide aims to bridge the gap, and provides materials and resources to: (a) engage front-line nurses in AS, (b) obtain leadership support to implement nurse-driven AS activities, and (c) implement a nurse-driven diagnostic stewardship intervention to improve urine and respiratory culturing practices and a penicillin allergy algorithm to improve penicillin allergy documentation.
Facilitator Guide to Obtain Stakeholder Support
Urine Culture Resources
Respiratory Culture Resources
Penicillin Allergy Resources
- Penicillin Allergy 101 for Nurses Slide Deck
- Penicillin Allergy 101 for Nurses Script
- Penicillin Allergy One Pager
- Penicillin Allergy Algorithm with Pictures
- Penicillin Allergy Algorithm without Pictures
- Instructions for Penicillin Allergy Algorithm Use
Progress Report Template
Penicillin Allergy Materials for Unit Floor
Clostridioides difficile Resources
Disclaimer: Development of this toolkit and comprehensive user guide was funded by a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contract to Johns Hopkins University. The recommendations presented in this toolkit do not necessarily represent the official position of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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