Minnesota Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Minnesota Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities

Overview

Antimicrobial stewardship programs facilitate the responsible use and protection of all antimicrobials and in turn, improve patient safety, reduce healthcare costs and potentially impact rates of antimicrobial resistance.

This toolkit was developed in collaboration with several long-term care facility partners to offer concrete tools that could help facilities recognize their baseline antimicrobial stewardship capacity and enhance their existing assessment, documentation, and communication processes.  It is organized in a series of appendices.

Core Tools, Baseline Assessments:

Begin by using the core tools to assess existing processes for opportunities to incorporate antimicrobial stewardship.
The core tools include: Action steps and strategies for implementing antimicrobial stewardship, an antimicrobial stewardship gap analysis, nursing staff and provider antibiotic use attitudes and beliefs surveys, an antimicrobial use assessment tool, and a nursing process evaluation tool.

Supplemental Tools:

Next, apply the information from the baseline assessments by incorporating the appropriate supplemental tools into the facility workflow.
Supplemental tools include: nursing communication tools, infection surveillance tools, and clinical decision-making tools  

Nursing Communication Tools:

Infection Surveillance Tools:

Clinical Decision-Making Tools:

Additional Materials:

Finally, use these additional resources to provide education based on lessons learned from baseline assessments and implementation of supplemental tools.
Additional resources include: educational modules, fact sheets, and helpful references.

Education Modules for Nurses and Nursing Assistants

Antibiotic Use &  Antibiotic Resistance

Clostridium difficile Infection Prevention

Urinary Tract Infections and Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Nursing Skills Fair Questions

Antimicrobial Stewardship Presentations

Flyers, Table Tents, and Quizzes

Antibiotic Use & Antibiotic Resistance

Clostridium difficile Infection Prevention

Urinary Tract Infections and Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Hand Hygiene

Fact Sheets and Guidelines

Updated Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:06AM