The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance (HAI/AR) Program, working with the Kansas Quality Improvement Partnership (KQIP), is challenging Kansas healthcare providers to commit to antimicrobial stewardship by taking the #OneHealthKS pledge. Learn more and take the pledge #OneHealthKS.
One of the purposes of KQIP, a group of leading Kansas health care organizations, is to coordinate, support and simplify when possible, patient safety and quality improvement activities for health care providers across Kansas. KQIP has established a goal that all Kansas healthcare settings and providers, animal and human, will actively promote the appropriate use of antibiotics through their antibiotic/antimicrobial stewardship programs. KQIP has committed to lead a statewide effort to elevate widespread appropriate use of antibiotics across care settings in Kansas. KQIP further commits to support healthcare organizations to develop and enhance antibiotic stewardship programs through the implementation of the CDC Core Elements for Antibiotic Stewardship:
- Designate clinical leadership
- Allocate necessary resources
- Educate consumers
- Develop local expertise