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 focuses on the emergence of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhea. Complete the June quiz!

Patient in serious condition

ECDC warns of healthcare threat posed by CRE

High and rising prevalence of CRE in some nations could pose a healthcare threat across Europe.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Patient in serious condition

ECDC warns of healthcare threat posed by CRE

High and rising prevalence of CRE in some nations could pose a healthcare threat across Europe.

Antibiotics and petri dishes

FDA head looks to boost antibiotic development

Commissioner suggests changing the model for reimbursement of new antibiotics.

Multidrug-resistant bacteria biofilm

Reports highlight Klebsiella superbug, other CRE concerns

Scientists report the first isolation of hypervirulent, multi-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the US.

Stethoscope exam on coughing patient

CDC study: Antibiotics still widely overused for respiratory infections

Fully 41% of antibiotic prescriptions written for patients with ARIs were inappropriate.

Doctor writing a prescription

WHO aims to build health worker knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship

The guidance is intended for institutions, accreditation and licensing bodies, and policy makers.

Large pig farm

Report: US pigs consume nearly as many antibiotics as people do

The report says 6.9 million pounds of critical antibiotics are sold for pig use in a year.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Jun 15, 2018
  • Nurses' role in stewardship
  • Antibiotics for nursing home residents
  • Less common CRE pathogens
  • Pharmacists' role in stewardship
  • Canadian stewardship success
  • Stand-by antibiotics
  • Individualized risk assessment
  • Carbapenem-focused stewardship
  • Colistin-resistant E coli in Vietnam
  • Influenza-MRSA coinfection in kids
  • Combo therapy for resistant Klebsiella

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