Antibiotic Stewardship Implementation Strategies
The foundations of any Antibiotic Stewardship Program are a single point of contact responsible for the program and support from hospital leadership.
These map to the Core Elements of Accountability/Expertise and Leadership Commitment:
- Form an antibiotic stewardship committee
- Start with a single priority area of the antibiotic stewardship program
- Ensure appropriate policies or guidelines are in place, especially for the priority area
- Educate staff and publicize stewardship campaign
Find out more about the Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Tips and highlights from the CDC Implementation Plan can be found in the Virtual Library of Shared Tools.