In 2014, the CDC published The Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to assist acute care facilities implement antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). While these efforts were relatively successful in hospitals with more than 50 beds, they were less successful in hospitals with 25 beds or less. In response to this disparity based on hospital size, the CDC published The Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals to assist these smaller acute care facilities implement stewardship activities.
In the spring of 2017, using the antimicrobial stewardship content expertise from UNMC/Nebraska Medicine, Nebraska ASAP also partnered with 1 small and 4 critical access hospitals to guide and assist the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programs in these facilities. Learn more about these efforts here.
Be Antibiotics Aware and Stewardship logos courtesy Centers for Disease Control and Prevention