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 a study recently published in mBio about antibiotic exposure and selection of resistance genes in bacteria. Take the August quiz!

Trachoma campaign

Study: Mass antibiotic use limits but doesn't banish trachoma

Possible reasons why elimination failed include water and sanitation problems and exposure to people who didn't take part in the treatment program.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Trachoma campaign

Study: Mass antibiotic use limits but doesn't banish trachoma

Possible reasons why elimination failed include water and sanitation problems and exposure to people who didn't take part in the treatment program.

New Iowa State AMR center to focus on One Health research

The Institute for AMR Research and Education aims to tackle some of the big questions about antibiotic use in animal agriculture.

Study finds increased alcohol tolerance in common hospital pathogen

Rising tolerance to alcohol-based disenfectants could affect efforts to control spread of Enterococcus  faecium.

Farmer feeding cows

FDA previews veterinary stewardship plan

The new plan is expected to address duration limits aimed at curtailing continuous subtherapeutic dosing, thought to fuel rising resistance.

Doctor consulting older patient

Medicare data show modest drop in improper prescribing

The number of outpatient antibiotic claims fell 0.2% from 2011 through 2015.

Bacteria in bloodstream

NIH experts note risks of 'difficult-to-treat' bloodstream infections

Among 440 patients with difficult-to-treat multidrug-resistant infections, 43% died.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Aug 10, 2018
  • Cost of antibiotic resistance
  • Antibiotic resistance in Australia
  • New antibiotic for pneumonia, skin infections
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia risk factors
  • Autism and early antibiotic exposure
  • Stewardship standouts
  • AMR innovation competition
  • Phased stewardship strategy
  • Antibiotic use in the Amazon

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