The Indian Health Service (IHS) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Committee (ASP) is a subcommittee of the IHS National Pharmacy Council (NPC) and is responsible for providing guidance on improving and measuring the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal antimicrobial drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy, and route of administration in Federal, Tribal, and Urban (I/T/U) facilities within the Indian Health Service (IHS). The ASP team will provide support of IHM Part 3 Chapter 39 and advise the Director, OCPS regarding aspects of the ASP under their purview.
MissionThe ASP Committee seeks to improve and measure appropriate use of antimicrobials within IHS by providing all sites with accessible tools and best practices to establish site specific antibiotic stewardship programs.
VisionTo optimize antibiotic prescribing to best treat infections while minimizing and or reducing antibiotic resistance.
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Clinical ResourcesHepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection (July 2023) [PDF - 3562 KB]
Enhancing Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs Serving Native American and Alaska Native Communities (June 2023) [PDF - 5726 KB]
Ambulatory Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Elements & Organization of Orderset (May 2023) [PDF - 4128 KB]
Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Ambulatory Care Setting Presentation (April 2023) [PDF - 981 KB]
Watchful Waiting Prescription (November 2022) [PDF - 438 KB]
Organizing Quick Order in EHR (November 2022) [PDF - 1960 KB]
Antimicrobial Efforts in the Emergency Room (October 2022) [PDF - 249 KB]
Ambulatory Care ASP Elements Presentation (September 2022) [PDF - 1516 KB]
Antibiograms (August 2022) [PDF - 1422 KB]
A Review of Antimicrobial Resources (July 2022) [PDF - 1770 KB]
Inpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Reporting (June 2022) [PDF - 1654 KB]
QAPI in Antimicrobial Stewardship (May 2022) [PDF - 7554 KB]
ASP Quality Improvement with SMRRT Software (May 2022) [PDF - 1343 KB]
Updates on Gram Negative Resistance (April 2022) [PDF - 1296 KB]
Sexually Transmitted Infections & ASP (March 2022) [PDF - 3635 KB]
Implementing AUC-MIC Vancomycin Monitoring at an IHS Medical Center (February 2022) [PDF - 3650 KB]
Core Elements of Antimicrobial Stewardship (January 2022) [PDF - 786 KB]