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CDC Core Elements for Antimicrobial Stewardship

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published core elements for ASP for different healthcare settings.  These documents provide the basic blueprint for building an effective ASP to improve antibiotic prescribing practices.  The full documents provide rationales for establishing ASP, cite specific examples for each core elements, and include a core element checklist.  The core element checklists are stand alone documents useful for assessing the level of ASP activities within a facility.

 

ASP CORE ELEMENT FULL DOCUMENTS

 

Hospitals (updated 2019)

 

Small and critical access hospitals

 

Long-term care facilities

 

Outpatient facilities

 

ASP CORE ELEMENT CHECKLISTS

 

Hospitals (updated 2019)

 

Long-term care facilities

 

Outpatient facilities

 

CDC ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP PAGES

 

Acute and long-term care facilities:
https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/evidence.html

 

Small and critical access hospitals:
https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/implementation/core-elements-small-critical.html

 

Outpatient facilities:
https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/improving-prescribing/index.html

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