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 management of infectious diseases and supporting an antimicrobial stewardship program.
The following references are useful tools for building and supporting antimicrobial stewardship activities.
The Pew Charitable Trusts Antibiotic Resistance Project
The following training and certification resources are provided to help pharmacists develop professionally and advance their practice in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship.
The following resources review regulatory requirements and accreditation organizations related to antimicrobial stewardship.
Written for clinicians