Super Steward Awards recognize colleagues’ meaningful contributions to support the appropriate and effective use of antimicrobials at UNC Medical Center.
Antimicrobial stewardship requires partnership across disciplines and across UNC Medical Center. Antimicrobial stewardship programs are intended to both lead to improvements in patient care and slow antimicrobial resistance. They do this by ensuring antimicrobial therapies are only used when needed, and when needed, that patients receive the right drug, at the righ dose, for the right durations, via the right route of administraion. The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP) is charged with optimizing the use of antimicrobials at the Medical Center. To do that, it relies on a broad partnership of stakeholders from microbiology, pharmacy, nursing, medicine, information technology, and more.
To underline the vital role of these partnerships in successful antimicrobial stewardship, CASP is launching the Super Steward Awards.
“CASP created these awards to recognize colleagues’ efforts to support the appropriate and effective use of antimicrobials,” said Nikolaos Mavrogiorgos, MD, CASP medical director. “Each of us can make meaningful changes that improve both patient care and population health. We value those contributions and want to recognize individuals’ efforts that surpass expectations. We all can be stewards, whatever our roles.”
Awardees will demonstrate leadership in one or more ways. Some examples include:
- Communicationand Engagement
- Innovation/ Quality Improvement
CASP welcomes nominations of UNC Medical Center or University employees who demonstrate what it means to be an antimicrobial steward. Nominees must be employees of UNC
Medical Center or the University with a role at the Medical Center and not paid employees of CASP. Awardees will be recognized during an online ceremony in June and with a small gift of thanks.
Nominations may be submitted via https://www.med.unc.edu/casp/directory/nominate-a-super-steward/ through April 1, 2022.