Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infections Through Antimicrobial Stewardship

Ø 1H TOOL: Stakeholder Analysis

Purpose: To help identify how specific departments and disciplines will be involved in planning and implementing ASP strategies and to identify actions needed to obtain buy-in and participation.

Source: Adapted from Project Agency. Blank project management templates. Available at:

Instructions: Interview key institutional stakeholders, and identify actions to involve them in the planning and eventualimplementation of an ASP. Modify stakeholder list to meet the needs of yourinstitution.

Stakeholder/ Discipline What will be this stakeholder's role in planning and implementing ASP? What are the anticipated activities this stakeholder can be involved in to plan and implement ASP? What are some of this stakeholder's general perceptions about planning and implementing ASP? What actions can be taken to strengthen the buy-in from this key stakeholder to plan for the implementation of ASP?
Infectious disease physician        
Clinical pharmacist        
Infection prevention representative        
Information technology representative        
Senior leadership representative        
Prescribing provider        
Other (e.g., hospital epidemiologist)        

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Page last reviewed September 2012
Internet Citation: Ø 1H TOOL: Stakeholder Analysis. September 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.