Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship

Ø 1G TOOL: Assessing Leadership Support

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 Assessment Yes No Partial Comment
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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Page last reviewed September 2012
Internet Citation: Ø 1G TOOL: Assessing Leadership Support. 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