Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs (ASP)
Antimicrobial stewardship is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics), improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.
For Long-Term Care
- Minnesota Sample Antibiotic Stewardship Policy for Long-Term Care Facilities (PDF) | (Word)
For Acute Care
- Acute Care Antibiotic Stewardship Program Resource List
This resource list includes valuable toolkits, checklists, templates, and publications that health care professionals can refer to when implementing or sustaining acute care antibiotic stewardship programs.
- CDC: Antibiotic Prescribing and Use
CDC's campaign focused on improving prescribing practices in inpatient health care facilities.