Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship
Infection Control and Prevention
HANYS is committed to supporting New York state healthcare organizations across the care continuum as they advance efforts to protect their patients and communities from infections and prepare for regulatory requirements.
- Health equity in infection prevention and control - November 30
- Novel Research: How a positive safety climate improves patient outcomes and occupational health - July 27
Infection Control and Prevention Committee
This committee, open to HANYS members only, reviews science and data to suggest unified infection control and prevention practices for staff, patients and communities. The group identifies policy, protocol and regulatory barriers and develops best practices and solutions that will result in improved clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Members interested in joining should contact Maria Sacco, Director, Quality Advocacy, Research and Innovation.
HANYS is committed to supporting New York state healthcare organizations across the continuum of care as they accelerate their focus on antibiotic stewardship to address growing concerns about drug-resistant organisms.
- Addressing health inequities in antimicrobial stewardship - August 17
- Antibiotic stewardship update: The CDC perspective - April 27
- Innovative resources for improving antimicrobial stewardship in post-acute and long-term care settings - March 23
HANYS convened leaders in antibiotic stewardship and epidemiology to discuss progress, challenges and changes impacting New York in these 20-minute audio recordings.
- Conversation 1: Emerging drug-resistance in New York
- Conversation 2: Antibiotic stewardship in New York
- Conversation 3: Antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes
The following videos, hosted by Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, infectious disease physician and professor of medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center, walk through the core elements of antibiotic stewardship as they relate to long-term care.
- Leadership commitment, accountability and expertise
- Action through policy and practice
- Using tracking and reporting to advance antibiotic stewardship
- Educating staff, patients and loved ones
Additional resources are available on the Eastern US Quality Collaborative website.