Hawaii Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative (HASC) for Long Term Care Facilities

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:
[email protected]
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-

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Resources for Long-Term Care Facilities

Previous Webinars

Improving Antibiotic Use Through Staff Education: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and UTI

Web Resources

QIO Antibiotic Stewardship Training

QIO TeamSTEPPS® Communication Strategies to Promote Quality and Safety

AHRQ Toolkit to Improve Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care

CDC Core Elements Checklist

Data Sources, Elements, and Measures for Tracking Antibiotic Use in Nursing Homes

Measures of Antibiotic Prescribing, Use and Outcomes

Policy and practice actions to improve antibiotic use

AHRQ Toolkit to Educate and Engage Residents and Family Members

IDSA Clinical Guidelines

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