Welcome to UW TASP!

Across the northwestern United States, small, rural, and critical access hospitals are being called upon to respond to the issues of antimicrobial overuse and rising antimicrobial resistance. At the same time, these sites often lack the time and resources to tackle these problems. The University of Washington Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (UW TASP) addresses this by empowering individuals and teams working on antimicrobial stewardship by providing education, mentoring, community building, and resource sharing. By combining the resources available in an urban academic setting with the expertise of rural health providers, antimicrobial stewardship (AS) program implementation can be accelerated.


UW TASP moves beyond traditional telehealth models by combining weekly telehealth video conferences with asynchronous tele-mentoring, site visits, capacity building by email and telephone, remote grand rounds and noon conferences, and document sharing between facilities. Core weekly sessions are structured through case discussions and bring together UW infectious disease (ID) physicians, ID pharmacists, nurses, and clinical microbiologists to empower providers through infectious disease and stewardship education. Up to 48 hours of CME, CNE, and pharmacy CE credits are available. 


For more information, or to join our program, contact: uwtasp@uw.edu

 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

Upcoming Meetings

Core Elements of TASP

1. Weekly telehealth sessions
2. Policies, protocols, and procedures (P3) toolkit
3. Targeted, individualized P3 implementation
4. Onsite survey and audit

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.