Antibiotic stewardship in the long-term care setting is increasingly becoming a national public health priority. In order to ensure that residents receive the best quality care, and to slow the emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs), it is important that long term care facilities are working towards more responsible and judicious use of antimicrobial therapy.
The Hawaii Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative (HASC) for LTCFs convenes once a month to support efforts in implementing effective antimicrobial stewardship programs. The goal is to successfully integrate policy changes, program interventions, tools, education, and communication between nurses, prescribers and infection disease consultants, to ensure the best quality of care and address antibiotic resistance challenges in their residents.
To join the Hawaii Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative (HASC) contact the AR Epidemiologist, Enid Vélez at:
Phone No. (808) 208-4701
Resources for Long-Term Care Facilities
Improving Antibiotic Use Through Staff Education: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and UTI
IDSA Clinical Guidelines
- Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia
- Management of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
- C. difficile infection