Principles and Practices for an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP)

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Monday, April 22, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

This special workshop provides evidence-based principles and strategies to:

  • Build the necessary infrastructure and implement aneffective ASP
  • Comply with the CDC’s seven core elements for hospital ASPs
  • Utilize and integrate the microbiology lab and pharmacy into a multidisciplinary ASP
  • Identify the ways in which antimicrobial stewardship leads to improved outcomes, including:
    • Lower antimicrobial costs
    • Decreased incidence of resistant bacterial and candidal infections
    • Optimal antimicrobial dosing, administration and monitoring
  • Utilize national benchmarking data to judge program outcomes and success
  • Measure the impacts and improve the outcomes of stewardship interventions
  • Create training programs for ASP practitioners (physicians, physician extenders, nurses and pharmacists) in your institution
  • Optimize the use of rapid diagnostics through ASP oversight and interpretation  

Led by Alyssa R. Letourneau, MD, MPH