Welcome

Thank you for showing interest in the National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS)

The NAPS is coordinated by a multi-disciplinary team at the National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship, and is delivered by the Guidance group.

This survey has been in use since 2011 and has already helped hundreds of Australian Health Care Facilities to assess their antimicrobial prescribing practices. It provides valuable information on the utilisation of antimicrobials within Australia and is endorsed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Current audit tools

Click on the following for more information on specific modules

News and FAQs

How can I become involved in NAPS?

If you are brand new to NAPS, please register
If you are an existing NAPS user and would like to register for another module, log in and go to ‘My Account’

The current issue of the Department of Health's Information for Aged Care Providers newsletter notes Australian aged care homes and multipurpose services are encouraged to participate in this year's Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS).
In 2017, the official timeframe for participation in the acNAPS is between Monday June 19th and Friday September 1st. Optional online training sessions will be held on Tuesday July 18th (1400 hrs) and Tuesday July 25th (1400 hrs). Special sessions can be organised for a staff group employed by one provider. To register for a training session, please email support@naps.org.au 

Frequently asked questions

I haven't received my verification email yet - Check your junk or spam folder. If you have still not received it, contact us.
Do I need a new benchmarking approval letter for each year? -
For our purposes, you do not need to submit a new approval letter if you have already submitted one previously.

The results of the 2015 
Hospital NAPS and Aged Care NAPS pilot are now publically available. Click on the images below to view.

       2015 Hospital NAPS Report   Hospital                            Aged care 

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Other audit tools in development


The pilot of the Hospital in the Home NAPS (HITH NAPS) is currently underway (April 1st - June 30th 2017)
To register interest and receive the Pilot Pack, email support@NAPS.org.au

 Specialised audits:

  • IV to oral switch
  • Sepsis

   
 Condition based audits:

  • Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia
  • Clostridium difficile

    
 Drug based audits:

  • Vancomycin
  • Gentamicin