Antimicrobial stewardship aims to improve and optimize therapy of antimicrobials through the collaborative efforts of an interdisciplinary team. An antimicrobial stewardship program can help reduce resistance to antimicrobials, reduce adverse events, improve clinical outcomes and lower costs.
The following list provides practice guidelines provided by national organizations for supporting an antimicrobial stewardship program.
The following is a list of references for those building and supporting antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.
The following resources review regulatory requirements, legislation and accreditation organizations related to antimicrobial stewardship.
The following list of tools may help in building and supporting an antimicrobial stewardship program.