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
Antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed medications in nursing homes. Up to 70% of nursing home residents received 1 or more courses of systemic antibiotics in a year.
-Centers for Disease Control-
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