The Jefferson Center for Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship was launched in 2019. The Center aims to leverage the knowledge, expertise, and perspectives of the Jefferson community and beyond, by building dynamic networks to discover new ways to tackle problems of infection prevention and antibiotic resistance. Located within the Jefferson College of Nursing, the Center serves as a platform for infection prevention (IP) and antibiotic stewardship (AS) collaborative education, research, and practice initiatives.
- Education: we developed an online AS continuing education program for registered nurses (RNs). We are collaborating with the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education to expand the program beyond RNs by creating content that can be integrated into interprofessional student clinical and learning environments.
- Research: we conduct different types of studies including examination of policies and organizational and patient-level predictors of healthcare-associated infections across the continuum of healthcare, the impact of AS education for nursing students and practicing nurses and healthcare worker vaccine hesitancy.
- Practice: we developed an AS framework (SCAN-P) to guide AS nursing practice. We partner with interprofessional colleagues across Jefferson Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and national professional organizations.