Antimicrobial Stewardship Project

About ASP 

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 recent CIDRAP News story covering antibiotic use by dermatologists. Take the February quiz!

New estimates aim to define the true burden of superbug infections

Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Patient discharged from hospital

Fluoroquinolone stewardship may end at hospital door

Stewardship programs were tied to lower fluoroquinolone prescribing, but some prescribing appeared to shift to after hospital discharge.

New estimates aim to define the true burden of superbug infections

Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.

Pneumonia xray

Omadacycline trials show efficacy for pneumonia, skin infections

The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.

US Capitol

Letter urges Congressional action to stimulate antibiotic development

The push from drug developers and health groups asks Congress to take steps to prevent a public health crisis due to antibiotic resistance with few promising drugs in the pipeline.

Nurse dispensing oral medication

Oral antibiotics may work for some ortho, heart infections

Partial oral antibiotic therapy may be appropriate for certain patients who have orthopedic infections and endocarditis.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Feb 15, 2019
  • Electronic stewardship intervention
  • Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
  • C diff testing in children
  • Postgrad stewardship support
  • Global antibiotic use in animals
  • Dental antibiotic stewardship
  • Antibiotics and pandemic planning
  • Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
  • Hospital ASP cost savings
  • UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship
  • Drug-resistant Brucellosis
  • MDROs in nursing homes, acute care

OUR UNDERWRITERS

Grant support for ASP provided by


bioMérieux

Unrestricted financial support provided by

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