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NCCID Alert: Antimicrobial Resistance
June  2018
               News from NCCID
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Long Term Care
The equitable distribution of antimicrobial stewardship programs and resources across the continuum of health service settings in Canada constitutes a recognized need. To help address this gap, the NCCID is working with experts and champions of evidence-based stewardship to develop a community of practice and webinar series.  
Public health leaders are encouraged to engage, and to help promote the initiative among key contacts with authority for long term care in their region. 
ASP Foundations Forum for Long Term Care, a nationwide CoP
The ASP Foundations Forum for Long Term care is a growing community of practice (CoP) coordinated by the NCCID in partnership with the Do Bugs Need Drugs? Program, Alberta.
This collaborative project is supported by a growing interdisciplinary advisory group of experts and champions for stewardship from across Canada (e.g. AMMI Canada, Public Health Ontario).
Webinar Series: Promising Strategies for Stewarship in Long Term Care
It is the name of an ongoing webinar series, and the focal point of activity for the Community of Practice. The series provides a platform for members of the CoP to share evidence-based strategies, build trust and relationships, dialogue across geographic and disciplinary divides, and foster a culture supportive of stewardship in long term care.  Registration and evaluation processes help ensure the webinars remain responsive to the needs of community members.
What’s new & next for the CoP?
  • A new webpage, through NCCID’s AMR Project Stream page, will be developed to be home to the project, housing links to archived webinars from the series, and a ‘link library’ for our partner organizations’ recommended tools and aids to antimicrobial stewardship program development in long term care. 
  • Webinars continue!  Three webinars now comprise the series, and evaluation survey results suggest that interest remains strong. The Fall 2018 webinar will feature another topic area of interest to stewardship leaders in long term care-nursing home acquired pneumonia. Stay tuned for news and a confirmed date for the event.
  • The groundwork for building the CoP continues, including continued engagement of a multi-disciplinary advisory group, outreach to identify evaluated programs and speakers to inspire the series, and plans for evaluation of the project on the whole-i.e. considering relevance and potential sustainability of the CoP.  
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NCCID is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
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