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Ø 1G TOOL: Assessing Leadership Support

Tools and Resources

Purpose: To assess senior administrative leadership support for improving C. difficile prevention and allocating neededresources for improvement activities.

Source: Developed by ERASE C. difficile project team.

Instructions: Complete checklist, review responses to ascertain the level of leadership support, and consider which areas and strategies need strengthening.

Leadership Support AssessmentYesNoPartialComment
C. difficile prevention beyond current practices is a high priority within the facility    
There are visible role models/champions for antimicrobial stewardship for reducing C. difficile    
The facility has implemented antimicrobial stewardship policies    
There is a dedicated budget allocated for infection control activities    
The budget includes funding for education and training on infection control, including antimicrobial targeting    
The budget includes funding for information technology to support infection control, including antimicrobial targeting    

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Current as of September 2012
Internet Citation: Ø 1G TOOL: Assessing Leadership Support: Tools and Resources. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/cdifftoolkit/cdiffl2tools1g.html