The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance is Here

Rising antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health threats of our time and requires that every healthcare institution develop effective interventions that promote the judicious use of antimicrobials. Small, rural, and critical access hospitals are key players in this fight, yet often lack the time and resources to independently create robust antimicrobial stewardship programs.

The University of Washington Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (UW TASP) empowers antimicrobial stewardship teams throughout the region by providing education, mentoring, community building, and resource sharing. By combining the resources available in our urban academic setting with the expertise of rural health providers, antimicrobial stewardship program implementation has been accelerated throughout the region with far reaching benefits to our community. 

UW TASP combines:

  • Weekly tele-conferences with clinical didactics case discussions

  • Tele-mentoring with UW ID physicians, ID pharmacists, nurses, and clinical microbiologists

  • AMS site assessment and annual site visits

  • Remote grand rounds

  • Annual conference

For more information, or to join our program, contact:

 John Lynch, MD, MPH
 Principal Investigator and Medical Director


 Chloe Bryson-Cahn, MD
 Associate Medical Director 


 Zahra Kassamali, PharmD
 Associate Medical Director 


 Jeannie Chan, PharmD 
 TASP Faculty


 Rupali Jain, PharmD
 TASP Faculty


 Paul Pottinger, MD
 TASP Faculty


 Natalia Martinez-Paz, MPA, MA
 TASP Program Manager

Improving antibiotic use and infection prevention can help combat antibiotic resistance.

The University of Washington Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (UW TASP) commits to working with Critical Access Hospitals and rural hospitals across the Pacific Northwest to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use via education, empowerment, and best practices.