Content courtesy of Phil Chung and the Nebraska ASAP.
The Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) is funded by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Healthcare-Associated Infection Team through a CDC grant. It is closely affiliated with the nationally recognized Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at Nebraska Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Nebraska Medical Center. The ASAP program employs a full-time ID trained pharmacist, ID trained medical directors as well as infection control and research nurses, all with extensive experience in establishing and running successful stewardship programs.
Nebraska ASAP has recently launched a completely revamped website. The purpose of the website is to stimulate and support antimicrobial stewardship activities in a variety of healthcare settings. The website offers a number of ASP tools, templates and guidance documents developed by Nebraska ASAP team in addition to providing links to other available resources. These resources will help hospital and long-term care facility administrators, healthcare providers, infection preventionists, pharmacists and other healthcare personnel working on promoting appropriate use of antibiotics in establishing or improving their own institutional antimicrobial stewardship program.
In addition, a blog will regularly post news and study highlights related to antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial therapy. Recorded ASAP antimicrobial stewardship educational webinars geared toward hospitals and long-term care facilities will also be posted on the website in the future.
Nebraska ASAP team is also maintaining an email distribution list for website users who would like to get an email alert for important new postings on the website. Healthcare personnel can join the distribution list by sending an email to Nebraska ASAP Community Network Pharmacy Coordinator Phil Chung, PharmD, MS, BCPS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about ASAP and the ASAP website, visit https//asap.nebraskamed.com.