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Kansas HAI/AR Advisory Group

2018 Logo Kansas Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Advisory Group

Description  

The Advisory Group is co-led by the This link leads to a third-party website. Kansas Department of Health and Environment's (KDHE) This link leads to a third-party website. Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program (HAI-AR Program) and This link leads to a third-party website. KFMC Health Improvement Partners. Membership is comprised of subject-matter experts from a broad spectrum of disciplines, healthcare settings and services, in both human and animal health. Subcommittees meet to coordinate statewide antimicrobial stewardship and healthcare-associated infections prevention activities.

2019-2020 Group Workplan

Subcommittees

Antimicrobial Stewardship

The purpose of this subcommittee is to promote, through a targeted approach, antimicrobial stewardship principles and practices among providers and consumers.

Pharmacy Antibiotic Stewardship Taskforce

The purpose of this subcommittee is to educate and incorporate community pharmacies and patients to promote appropriate antimicrobial prescribing throughout the state of Kansas.

Detection and Outbreak Response

The purpose of this subcommittee is to identify and develop practices and tools for improving the detection of outbreaks, and implementing effective outbreak responses, for both the HAI/AR Program and infection prevention programs at healthcare facilities.

Infection Prevention and Control

The purpose of this subcommittee is to identify, develop and promote resources for infection prevention programs at healthcare facilities, so they can implement effective programs, stay up-to-date with standards, and have the tools necessary to implement practices.

Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

The purpose of this subcommittee is to evaluate current strategies for addressing antimicrobial resistance including surveillance and strategic planning for the emergence of novel and targeted MDROs and promote a multidisciplinary approach to combat antimicrobial resistance with an emphasis on OneHealth.

 

Resources

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Patient Advocacy

This link leads to a third-party website. #KansasFightsFlu: A Campaign to Promote Facts and Vaccs Campaign Materials

Long-Term Care Facility Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Start-Up Toolkit

Advisory Group Meetings

January 13, 2023
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Marvin Auditorium 101A, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka/Virtual (Zoom)
April 14, 2023
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location TBD/Virtual (Zoom)
July 14, 2023
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location TBD/Virtual (Zoom)
October 13, 2023
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Location TBD/Virtual (Zoom)

Upcoming Educational Events

This link leads to a third-party website. Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (schedule and webcast link postings)

Upcoming Member Presentations

 

 

 

Contact Us

  • Bryna Stacey, MPH, BSN, RN, CIC
    Section Director - Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Section
    Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics
    Kansas Department of Health and Environment
    Bryna.Stacey@ks.gov
  • Nadyne Hagmeier, RN
    Quality Improvement Consultant
    KFMC Health Improvement Partners
    nhagmeier@kfmc.org