- Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
The Hawai’i Department of Health (HDOH) has been working with Hawaii’s healthcare facilities to facilitate the development of antimicrobial stewardship capacity in our state since 2016. After COVID-19 taking all our efforts, we are ready to refocus and continue our support to your Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP). We are happy to partner once again with Roy Alan Goo, Associate Professor and Pharmacy Practice Department Chair from Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, to assist us with antibiotic guidance and updates. Join us Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 11:00am for a discussion of previous and current challenges, where your program is and your goals for 2021 as ASP leaders.
- New Vaccine Administration Data Now Available
- DOH to shift data window
DOH will shift its data window this weekend. This adjustment will change the time regular updates are available on the COVID-19 dashboard at https://hawaiicovid19.com. Daily updates on the dashboard will appear at 12 p.m. rather than the current 3 p.m. time.
This change will also mean no new data, including the number of new COVID-19 cases, will be available on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. The data that would be reported Sunday at 3 p.m. under the current schedule will now be reported Monday at 12 p.m.
This additional time provides DOH and its partners a more sustainable data timeline and allows for greater accuracy in reporting COVID-19 statistics. It also makes Hawai‘i’s data timeline more consistent with the timeline of other states, counties, and municipalities across the country.
- Project Firstline
The Hawaii Department of Health has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and other partners to bring Project Firstline to our frontline workers. Every frontline healthcare worker deserves to understand infection control principles and protocols and fell they can confidently apply them to protect themselves, their facility, their family and their community. CDC’s new infection control training collaborative, Project Firstline, is designed to help every frontline healthcare worker gain that knowledge and confidence.