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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Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria

Agreement aims to expand antibiotic access in poor countries

The goal is to make the new antibiotic cefiderocol available in up to 135 nations.

NEWS AND PERSPECTIVE

Washing hands at outside sink

Study documents rise of antibiotic-resistant typhoid

Typhoid fever has become increasingly resistant to antibiotics over the past 50 years.

Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria

Agreement aims to expand antibiotic access in poor countries

The goal is to make the new antibiotic cefiderocol available in up to 135 nations.

Industrial wastewater discharge

New industry guidelines aim to limit antibiotic manufacturing waste

The report seeks to curb antibiotic discharge into the environment.

Doc with stethoscope examining child wearing a mask

Point-of-care respiratory tests may not cut antibiotic use in kids

Whether receiving the rapid test or not, more than a fourth got antibiotics.

Antibiotics spilling onto Africa map

For poorer countries, lack of access to antibiotics worsens resistance

"People are dying from preventable infections even though we have an arsenal of drugs."

Mom holding capsules with boy at computer

Inappropriate antibiotics for kids tied to adverse events, higher costs

"Seeing the numbers really does crystallize the urgency of this issue."

ASP Scan (Weekly)

Jun 24, 2022
  • Empiric antibiotic use in US hospitals
  • Antibiotic consumption in India
  • Patient expectations for antibiotics
  • Stewardship impact of MRSA nasal swabs
  • Global antibiotic pipeline
  • AMR surveillance data sharing
  • Antimicrobial resistance and gender
  • Burden of complicated urinary tract infection
  • Cascade susceptibility reporting
  • Sporicidal cleaning for C diff

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