Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

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Antimicrobial resistance is a critical global public health issue, and antimicrobial stewardship strategies are key to curtailing the problem. CIDRAP's Antimicrobial Stewardship Project provides current, accurate, and comprehensive information on the topic and works to build an online community to address leading issues.

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ASP Monthly Quiz

Test your stewardship knowledge. This quiz is based on a pair of articles pointing to a wide range of practices in antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals and nursing homes. Take the December quiz!

Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Deadly, highly resistant Klebsiella found in Indian hospital

The findings are the first reported of the hypervirulent, highly resistant strain outside of China.

Chicken in market

Reports: India set to ban use of colistin in livestock

India's government may be nearing a ban on using the antibiotic of last resort for growth promotion.

Pharmacy in Mexico

Analysis finds global antibiotic use varies widely in children

In 17 nations, most notably China and India, broader-spectrum drugs are more widely used.

Sanderson Farms to phase out medically important antibiotics

The company says it will stop using medically important antibiotics for disease prevention in its live poultry operations.

Ground beef testing in the lab

Study finds resistance levels not lower in antibiotic-free burger meat

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria made up a small portion of overall bacteria.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Dec 07, 2018
  • Costco antibiotic policy
  • Severe MRSA in China, Australia
  • Antibiotic cycling and MRSA, C diff incidence
  • Antibiotic time-outs
  • Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
  • Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy
  • 'Expected practice' and short-course antibiotics
  • UTI management bundle

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