Antiobiotic Stewardship - Collaborative #5

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Dates:  18-month initiative; Target start date of June 2016


Who:  All CPQCC Members invited (we will take the 1st 25 applicants)


Methods:  Using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Collaborative Quality Improvement Model successfully adapted by CPQCC, teams will implement evidence-based practices for optimizing antibiotic use.


Advantages of participating

  • Access to an evidence-based change package for antibiotic stewardship
  • Access to a well respected multidisciplinary Expert Panel, which will actively support participating sites in their implementation of best practices
  • Partnership with Stanford Systems Science Program to support development and implementation of change package
  • Partnership with Brent James, MD, one of the world’s leading QI experts, to implement Intermountain Healthcare’s pioneering "100% Participation” program
  • The opportunity to benchmark, track and compare real time data between your site and other participating sites
  • Participation in a “community of learning” where you will learn from other participating sites by sharing lessons learned, materials, data, strategy, etc.
    • 3 Face-to-face learning sessions
    • Monthly webcasts
    • Access to CPQCC’s Antibiotic Stewardship Extranet
      • Monthly data reporting and monitoring
      • Automatic translation into control and run charts
  • Built-in program to optimize California Children’s Services (CCS) data
  • Credit for participating Neonatologists toward the QI requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program


*CPQCC Antibiotic Stewardship Expert Panel Members

  1. Infectious Disease Expert (specializing in Antibiotic Stewardship):  Michael Bolaris, MD (Harbor UCLA)
  2. Neonatologists (with Antibiotic Stewardship expertise):
    1. William Benitz, MD: (LPCH)
    2. J. Schulman, MD (CDPH)
  3. Neonatal CNS: Linda Lefrak (Consultant, Retired UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland and San Francisco)
  4. Pharmacist: Christopher Booth (Kaiser SoCal regional Epic-Pharmacy Implementation expert, NICU pharmacy expert)
  5. General Pediatrician: Lisa Stellwagen, MD (UC San Diego)
  6. Infection Control Prevention: Enid Eck, RN (Kaiser SoCal, Program Manager Patient Safety and Infection Prevention and Control)
  7. Informaticist: Jeff Merrill, MD (Oakland Children’s Hospital)
  8. QI Expert : Paul Sharek MD (LPCH, CPQCC)
  9. CPQCC Support: Courtney Nisbet, RN, MS (Stanford, CPQCC)
  10. Research committee member: Kurlen Payton, MD (Cedar Sinai)

For further information:  email Courtney Nisbet @