Antimicrobial Stewardship
Challenge 3B
Antimicrobial stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship coordinates the use and distribution of antimicrobials for appropriate use to avoid multi-drug resistant organisms, thereby reducing infection rates and improving patient outcomes.

Executive Summary Checklist

Antimicrobial stewardship is efforts to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials, including antibiotics, to prevent: Spread of infections Adverse reaction and adverse drug events Super infections Infections that are resistant to antimicrobials Poor clinical outcomes Create an action plan Assure commitment from institutional leadership (administration, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, microbiology, and technology) to create and support an Antimicrobial

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