Improving quality and integrating best practices into clinical practices is a focus at both the National and State level. PHCA strives to provide important resources, guides and studies with information specifically geared towards personal care, assisted living, skilled nursing and post-acute care clinicians.
The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes adapts the CDC Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship into practical ways to initiate or expand antibiotic stewardship activities in nursing homes. Nursing homes are encouraged to work in a step-wise fashion, implementing one or two activities to start and gradually adding new strategies from each element over time. Any action taken to improve antibiotic use is expected to reduce adverse events, prevent emergence of resistance, and lead to better outcomes for residents in this setting.