“Nursing homes provide antibiotic stewardship education to clinicians, nursing staff, residents and families. Effective educational programs address both nursing staff and clinical providers on the goal of an antibiotic stewardship intervention, and the responsibility of each group for ensuring its implementation.” – The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes, CDC
Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, describes practical ways to educate staff, patients and loved ones.
Note: A select number of resources are designed for the acute care setting but can easily be adapted for nursing homes.
- Education modules for nurses and nursing assistants – Minnesota Department of Health
- See also “Action through Policy & Practice” page.
Diagnosis and management of infections
- Managing common infections in older adults, slides – URMC
- Antibiotic review: focus on older adults webinar – St. John Fisher College