Antibiotic Resistance (AR)/Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS) Services

The priority of the Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) and Antibiotic Resistance (AR) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS) Program is to reduce the risk of infections and complications of individuals receiving healthcare in Idaho.

Goals of AR/AS services
  • Provide technical assistance
  • Prevent healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) and outbreaks
  • Identify and contain Antibiotic Resistance (AR) organisms
  • Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS) to prevent or minimize antibiotic resistance
  • Provide education and workforce training opportunities
Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Assessment
A targeted assessment of a healthcare facility’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program identifies potential gaps and opportunities.
Available services

If you are interested in these services, call or email the program at 208-334-5871 or HAI@dhw.idaho.gov.

  • Prevent emergence
    • Evaluate your current antimicrobial stewardship program (antimicrobial stewardship focused ICAR) and assist to build on or develop a program
  • Detection
    • Promote facility reporting and laboratory submission of organisms that are considered urgent threats by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Containment
    • Evaluate your facility’s preparedness to prevent spread and assist with response to identified antibiotic resistant organisms in your facility, including interfacility transfers
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