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 month's quiz is based on a study of patients with sepsis that found that broad-spectrum antibiotics were often administered to patients without a resistant infection. Take the May quiz!

Women in Mali with bottles of antibiotics

Antibiotic use rising for sick kids in low-resource nations

Antibiotic use among sick children under the age of 5 increased 17% from 2005 to 2017.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Women in Mali with bottles of antibiotics

Antibiotic use rising for sick kids in low-resource nations

Antibiotic use among sick children under the age of 5 increased 17% from 2005 to 2017.

TB testing

Review finds test antibiotics unreliable for diagnosing TB

A long-standing practice of using antibiotics to test for TB is unreliable for diagnosing the disease.

ICU patient transfer

COVID-19 presents antibiotic stewardship with challenges, opportunities

"The hardest thing to do as a doctor is nothing, even if nothing is the right answer."

Researcher with petri dish culture

GAO finds holes in federal response to antibiotic resistance

Among the challenges highlighted in the report are limited data and lack of timely information.

Childhood vaccination

Study highlights impact of childhood vaccines on antibiotic use

The study provides clear evidence of the power of childhood vaccines on reducing the antibiotic resistance burden.

Sepsis bacteria in blood

Sepsis study highlights risks of overly broad antibiotic treatment

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are often given to patients not infected with drug-resistant bacteria.

ASP Scan (Weekly)

May 29, 2020
  • Drug-resistant bloodstream infections
  • Inhaled antibiotic for cystic fibrosis infections
  • Antibiotics in Australian nursing homes
  • Post-surgical antibiotics
  • UK report on food-animal antibiotics
  • Antibiotics in dairy farming
  • Antibiotic prescribing in French kids
  • Antibiotic use in Welsh primary care

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