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Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit for Long-Term Care with USB Flash Drive


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Co-Developed with American Society of Consultant Pharmacists




The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists developed the Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit for Long-Term Care to help you facilitate antimicrobial stewardship programs in your nursing facilities.


Up to 70% of nursing home residents receive at least one systemic antibiotic per year, with a large proportion of those prescriptions considered unnecessary or inappropriate. Overuse of antibiotics can have serious consequences in older adults, including side effects, drug interactions, the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, and C. difficile infections. The residents are vulnerable to the overuse of antibiotics.


CMS finalized a rule to improve the care and safety of residents in long-term care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid program. Included in this rule is a regulation that requires nursing homes to establish an Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP).


Using the CDC's core elements as a guide, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit for Long-Term Care provides practical guidance on how to initiate, grow, and sustain an AMS program that becomes an integral part of your facility's Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI).


The Antimicrobal Stewardship Toolkit for Long-Term Care includes:


  • Sample policies and procedures
  • Job descriptions for key personnel
  • Facility and resident assessment forms
  • Data collection forms
  • Facility education modules and handouts


Seven (7) educational presentations covering the following topics:


  • Staff/Team Engagement
  • C. difficile
  • The ABCs of Antibiograms
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (F757)
  • Significant Drug Interactions with Antimicrobials
  • Immunizations: Calling the Shots for Older Adults


Six (6) Printable Quick Reference Series "Leave-Behind" items


  • ABCs of Antibiograms
  • Antimicrobial Drug Interactions
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • C. difficile Infections
  • Drug Expertise


Includes a USB Flash Drive that provides access to customize the policies and procedures, handouts and training program.

Unit Each
Format 3-ring binder with USB Flash Drive
Published Revised September 2019