Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) and Nebraska Antimicrobial Stewardship Assessment and Promotion Program (ASAP) are UNMC ID division’s community outreach programs. These programs were established in 2015 and 2016 respectively and are supported by the  Nebraska DHHS via a CDC grant.  The focus of these outreach initiatives is to strengthen infection prevention and control (IPC) and antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programs in various healthcare settings (e.g.. critical access hospitals, nursing homes, dialysis centers etc.) across the state of Nebraska. One of the UNMC ID faculty member, Dr. Muhammad Salman Ashraf, who is well known for his work related to IPC and AS program development in nursing homes is the medical director for Nebraska ICAP. Dr Ashraf along with another UNMC ID faculty member, Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld are the co-medical directors for Nebraska ASAP.

Over the years, Nebraska ICAP and ASAP have become an essential resource for infection preventionists and pharmacists in the state who are working in resource limited healthcare settings (e.g. nursing homes, critical access hospitals etc.) and otherwise do not have access to IPC and AS experts. The ICAP and ASAP teams provide on-site and/or remote assistance, depending on the needs of the facilities. They also provide them with tools and resources that can help them in improving their IPC and AS programs.



ICAP team members


ASAP team members