Pediatric ASP Toolkit

Commitment

All members of the healthcare team demonstrate a commitment to appropriate prescribing of antibiotics.

  • Commitment letter
  • Communicate with all clinic staff members to set patient expectations
    • In order to communicate consistent messaging, all clinic staff members including administrative staff, medical assistants, nurses, and clinicians should be included in antibiotic stewardship efforts in order to communicate consistent messaging in setting patient expectations.
  • Identify a single leader
  • Include antibiotic stewardship-related duties in position descriptions or job evaluation criteria.
  • Economic incentives
  • Maintenance of certification part IV credits for American Board of Pediatrics certification could be used as incentive for practitioners’ participation in antibiotic stewardship-related quality improvement efforts.

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