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Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Efforts Across Different Healthcare Settings

Published August 8, 2018

 The CDC recommends implementation of antimicrobial stewardship efforts across various healthcare settings (acute, post-acute and long-term, and ambulatory care) as a way to improve antimicrobial prescribing and ultimately to improve patient safety and care.  Although various antimicrobial stewardship guidance documents serve as outlines for implementation, they are not detailed plans on how to bring AS… Read More

Establishing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Small and Critical Access Hospitals

Published November 16, 2017

In 2014, the CDC published The Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs to assist acute care facilities implement antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP).  While these efforts were relatively successful in hospitals with more than 50 beds (>50% were compliant with all seven ASP core elements), only 26% of hospitals with 25 beds or less had… Read More

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