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Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP)/Clostridium difficile (C. difficile)/Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Initiative


The ASP/C. difficile/MRSA Initiative is designed to support hospitals’ work to implement best practices to enhance antibiotic stewardship, reduce C. difficile, MRSA and other multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs).

To reduce C. difficile, MRSA and other MDRO infections by 20%, and improve appropriate antibiotic utilization.
NYSPFP's approach to antibiotic stewardship and reducing C. difficile, MRSA and other MDRO infections includes encouraging hospitals to implement the following key strategies:
  • Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Core Elements for antibiotic stewardship, including:
    • Leadership commitment
    • Accountability, drug expertise, and interdisciplinary team involvement
    • Implementation of recommended actions or policies such as systemic evaluation of ongoing treatment need, automatic IV to oral antibiotic or dose adjustment
    • Tracking and reporting of antibiotic usage
  • General infection prevention practices:
    • Identification of patients at risk
    • Hand hygiene
    • Environmental cleaning – terminal and daily cleaning practices
    • Isolation and cohorting protocols
    • Contact precautions
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Persons with disabilities having problems accessing any NYSPFP materials or resources for this initiative may call 518-431-7685 or email Nancy Landor.
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