Global Initiatives and Resources for Antimicrobial Stewardship (GIRAS)


  • Links to Antimicrobial Stewardship organizations should be introduced by collaborators.
  • A brief description of key features should be added. Further features can be added


Coordination: JRP

Antimicrobial Stewardship Promoting Institutions

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SOCIETY/ASSOCIATION
Accesslogin(Paid/Free/No)
News/Blog(Y/N)
Interactive Forum
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Systematic Link toother AS initiatives(Y/N)
Literature
Resources: guidelines
and articles
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FAQ
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Formal Educational Resources(Y/N)
Case Based Learning
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Tool-kits
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AS
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APUAAlliance for the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials)International. Main branch is based in USA
  • APUA has been one of the leading global non-governmental organizations fighting to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs since 1981.
  • With over 60 international chapters, APUA conducts research, education and advocacy programs to control antimicrobial resistance and ensure access to effective antibiotics for current and future generations.
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mostly related to antimicrobial resistance as a global social problem
No Clinical FAQ


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  • Web site mainly focus on resistance as global social problem

  • There are no/very few points/ resources to take home for an ongoing ASP
CDC Get Smart
USA


  • Get Smart for Healthcare is a CDC campaign focused on improving antibiotic use in inpatient healthcare facilities, starting with hospitals and then expanding to long-term care facilities.
  • The goal of Get Smart for Healthcare is to optimize the use of antimicrobial agents in inpatient healthcare settings by focusing on strategies to help hospitals and other inpatient facilities implement interventions to improve antibiotic use.
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  • Despite the absence of interactivity this is one of the most comprehensive site containing helpful resouces for ASP
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SOCIETY/ASSOCIATION
Accesslogin(Paid/Free/No)
News/Blog(Y/N)
Interactive Forum
(Y/N)´╗┐

Systematic Link toother AS initiatives(Y/N)
Literature
Resources: guidelines
and articles
(Systematic/
Sporadic/
None)

FAQ
(Y/N)



Formal Educational Resources(Y/N)
Case Based Learning
(Y/N)


Tool-kits
for
AS
(Y/N)


Comments
HICSIG (HealthCare Infection Control Special Interest Group) de la ASID (Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases)Australia and New Zealand
  • Facilitate collaboration and consensus among Infectious Diseases Physicians, Clinical Microbiologists, Infection Control professionals, Pharmacists, Public Health, Quality & Safety Organisations and other relevant groups about approaches to Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control and Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Provide a website for sharing of discussions, resources, guidelines and patient information materials
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Free access to on-line contents.

Discussions are only for members

Membership is individually approved
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Access is member-restricted
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Spo
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  • Wiki-format website of Infection Control and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Design is limited by the wiki nature of the site
  • Comprehensive approach to Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Significant number of useful resources
InfectionNet
(Canada)


  • Practical platform for the display of course notes for medical students and has grown to be an exploration of the possibilities afforded by rapidly evolving web-based communication tools
  • Founded and directed by Dr. Jim Hutchinson (Prof of Clinical Microbiology)
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(throug ISC inventory poroject)
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Lecture
notes
on Micro
and ID
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  • Non-insititutional
    educational weblog and lectures notes on Infectious Disases and Clinical Microbiology

  • Blog is not very active
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Accesslogin(Paid/Free/No)
News/Blog(Y/N)
Interactive Forum
(Y/N)



Systematic Link to other AS initiatives(Y/N)
Literature
Resources:
guidelines
and articles
(Systematic/
Sporadic/
None)

FAQ (Y/N)
Formal Educational Resources(Y/N)
Case Based Learning
(Y/N)


Tool-kits
for AS
(Y/N)


Comments
Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship in Health Care Systems (USA)
  • Initiative promoted by ASHP-Adavantage (American Society of Health-System Pharmacysts)
  • Developed by a multidisciplinary educational steering committee of experts in antimicrobial stewardship and infectious diseases, this initiative is designed to provide innovative educational activities and tools to improve ASP initiatives
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  • Website containing formal educational activities on AS
  • No interaction possible
  • Pharmacy oriented
  • Supported by Pharma Industry
PAUSE (Prudent Antibiotic User Website)UK
  • The aim of the Pause Website is to ensure that medical practitioners will be prudent prescribers of antibiotics and will promote prudent use of antibiotics in whatever clinical context they are working in.
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  • BSAC and ESCMID supported primarily educational web site

  • Contains a significant amount of useful educational resources (vignettes) that can be downloaded and used in an ASP
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SOCIETY/ASSOCIATION
Accesslogin(Paid/Free/No)
News/Blog(Y/N)
Interactive Forum
(Y/N)



Systematic Link toother AS initiatives(Y/N)
Literature
Resources:
guidelines
and articles
(Systematic/
Sporadic/
None)


FAQ (Y/N)
Formal Educational Resources(Y/N)
Case Based Learning
(Y/N)


Tool-kits
for AS
(Y/N)


Comments
Premier
USA

  • Premier is an alliance of hospitals which brings nationwide knowledge to improve local healthcare. It does this by collecting and analyzing clinical and financial data from its member hospitals, organizing committees of members to make decisions and set direction for the alliance, sponsoring seminars and conferences, and sharing best practices.
  • Approximately 200 hospitals, health systems and providers, including large systems operating multiple hospitals, academic medical centers associated with universities, and community-owned hospitals entirely own Premier
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Free
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Sporadic
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  • Premier owns software aimed to detect target prescriptions
  • No information on price and how to access
  • Non interactive web-site which summarizes the principles of antimicrobial stewardship offering links to other intervenitons/associations
ReAct (Action on Antimicrobial Resistance)
Sweden

  • ReAct addresses
    antibiotic resistance on a broad agenda driven by a strategic focus on the complex interaction of factors driving resistance
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Spo
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  • Web site mainly focus on resistance as global social problem

  • There are no/very few points/ resources to take home for an ongoing ASP
Swab
(The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy)
Netherlands

  • The major goal of the Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy (Dutch acronym is SWAB) is to contribute to the containment of the development of antimicrobial resistance and of the expanding costs of the use of antibiotics.
  • This is achieved by optimizing the use of antibiotics by means of guideline development, education and antibiotic resistance surveillance.
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In progress
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  • Website has a limited English version
  • Currently developing web-based course on antmicrobial use













Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Websites


Institution
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Local Guidelines
Local Antibiogram
Link to
Nation-wide
Guidelines
Specimen
collection
PK/Dosing
Blog/
News
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Case-Based Learning
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USA
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USA
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A few ppt related to general antimicrobial stewardship
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USA
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USA
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  • No feed
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  • The scope of the website is to divulge local clinical guidelines and protocolos
  • No inreraction possible
USA
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  • No feed
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restricted to local users
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restricted to local users
  • Very comprhensive site
  • Design could be easily improved


















































































































































































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