Antimicrobial agents

Innovations

State Health Department Support Spurs Development of Many Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs After Passage of Legislative Mandate 05/18/12

In response to a State law requiring hospitals to promote appropriate antibiotic use, the Healthcare-Associated Infections Program in the California Department of Public Health provides education...

Telemedicine-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Improves Prescribing, Reduces Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics at Rural Hospital 05/04/12

Sonoma Valley Hospital (an 83-bed rural hospital) operates a telemedicine-based antimicrobial stewardship program designed to improve prescribing of—and reduce bacterial resistance to—antibiotics...

QualityTools

Antimicrobial Stewardship Toolkit 11/01/12

This toolkit is designed to provide health care facilities with a general guide to the implementation of a successful antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). The goal of an ASP is to manage and ensure the appropriate use of antibiotics, while...

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