Antibiotic Stewardship

Since their discovery, antibiotics have proven to be revolutionary in the practice of medicine allowing treatment of infections which were once considered untreatable and lethal.  However,  misuse of these miraculous drugs have led to significant consequences including individual patient harm resulting from antibiotic related side effects and societal harm due to the spread of antibiotic resistance. 

Antibiotic stewardship is the practice of ensuring appropriate and judicious use of antibiotics to improve treatment of infectious disease while reducing the potential harms from misuse and overuse.

Inpatient Antibiotic Stewardship Resources

►Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship

The Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship was established in 2014 by the Georgia Healthcare-Associated Infections Advisory Committee (GHAIAC).  The goal of the program was to provide an incentive for acute care facilities and critical access hospitals to engage in antimicrobial stewardship.

Since the release of the original Honor Roll, several initiatives led by federal agencies have been introduced to further enhance antimicrobial stewardship in the inpatient setting.  In light of these initiatives, the Georgia Honor Roll for Antibiotic Stewardship was revised to encourage facilities to build sustainable programs or enhance their existing programs with evidence-based practices.  Please click here. 


September 13th, 2017

Road to NHSN Reporting: Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Modules

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Handout link:  Road to NHSN Reporting Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Modules


October 11th, 2017

Making the Case: Limiting Antibiotic Treatment Durations

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Handout link:  Making the Case - Limiting Abx Tx Durations


November 29th, 2017

Bundle Up! Utilizing Care Bundles for Infectious Diseases

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Handout link:  Wong Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia Bundle Implementation

Handout link:  Advani Bundle Up! Utilizing Bundles for Infectious Diseases


January 10th, 2018

Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship in Small and Critical Access Hospitals

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Handout Link:  Neuhauser - Office of ABX Stewardship, Small and Critical Access Hospital Webinar 

Handout Link:  Lindsey - Implementation of Core Elements at PMC 


►Online resources/tools


Long-term Care Antibiotic Stewardship Resources

►Online resources/tools

Ambulatory Care/Outpatient/Dental Antibiotic Stewardship Resources

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Page last updated: 2/16/2018