IDSAPP Program Overview

Program Overview

The A2SC Infectious Disease Specialist Access Pilot Project is designed to bridge the gap in access to trained infectious disease specialists necessary to improve antimicrobial stewardship programs throughout Alaska.Acute Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Facilities cohoused with Critical Access Hospitals are invited to participate in the six-month, statewide pilot project. The goal of the project is to enhance infectious disease case review and optimization of antibiotic treatment and strengthen internal ID resources through education and training.

Who: Partnership with Dr. Benjamin Wesley, MD and hospitals and Long-term Care FacilitiesLTC  throughout Alaska

Details:  Calls are held twice a week Monday and Thursday from 2-3 pm. For webinar and phone access contact jeannie@ashnha.com

Benefits of participating in IDSAPP:

  • Six Infectious Disease educational monthly webinars with Westley – Recordings available here
    • Antibiotic stewardship prospective audit and feedback: basic structure and approach
    • Respiratory tract infections
    • Skin and soft tissue infections
    • Urinary tract infections
    • Fever, neutropenia, and sepsis without a source
    • Osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, and endocarditis
  • Weekly Case Review Webinar with ID Specialist
  • Access to statewide antimicrobial stewardship program development network

Participating hospitals are required to:

  • Provide a CEO Letter of Commitment to support antimicrobial stewardship activities
  • Assemble Antimicrobial Stewardship Program team including a pharmacist and/or physician
  • Collect basic Infectious Disease Specialist utilization data
  • Attend bi-weekly case review with ID Specialist

Please contact jeannie@ashnha.com to learn more about the project.