The Alaska Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative is an active partnership of acute care and long-term care hospitals dedicated to developing innovative strategies to ensure appropriate antibiotic use. A2SC’s goal is a simple one: all patients in Alaska will receive the right antibiotic at the right time and only when necessary. While at one time, antibiotics revolutionized the practice of medicine by providing a rapid cure to many illnesses that were once fatal, those days may soon be gone. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria caused by the misuse and overuse of antibiotics is pushing the healthcare industry to re-evaluate how medicine is practiced. Together we will accelerate positive changes to achieve this critical goal.
In 2016 Mountain-Pacific Quality Health took over the leadership of this partnership. Please contact Lori Chikoyak for more information on how to get involved.
The Infectious Disease Specialist Access Pilot Project (IDSAPP) now titled the Infectious Disease Telementoring Program which was launched as part of A2SC is still being lead by ASHNHA staff. If you would like to get more information on this project and the weekly telementoring calls please contact Debbie.