Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkits
The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use aims to improve antibiotic use in acute, long-term, and ambulatory care settings by enhancing antibiotic stewardship programmatic activities and engaging frontline providers to incorporate stewardship into routine clinical practice using the Four Moments of Antibiotic Decision Making.
In each of the toolkits below, you will find materials to develop and improve your antibiotic stewardship program, engage frontline staff in improving prescribing behavior, and diagnose and treat hospitalized patients with common infectious syndromes.
These toolkits were developed by clinicians for clinicians and are based on the experiences of teams who participated in the AHRQ Safety Program for Antibiotic Use. Learn more about the project.
Toolkits To Improve Antibiotic Use
Access the Toolkit To Improve Antibiotic Use in Acute Care Hospitals. The program includes information for the acute care setting on building and maintaining an antibiotic stewardship program, improving the safety culture around antibiotic prescribing, and diagnosing and treating common infectious disease syndromes.
Access the Toolkit to Improve Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care. The toolkit includes information for the long-term care setting on building and maintaining an antibiotic stewardship program; improving the safety culture around antibiotic prescribing; improving communication between health care practitioners, residents, and their caregivers; and diagnosing, treating, and managing common infectious disease syndromes.
The toolkit will be posted after the project has been completed. The toolkit will include slides and scripts for presentations, audio presentations, posters, and more.