Antibiotic Stewardship

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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 has led to significant consequences including individual patient harm resulting from antibiotic related side effects and societal harm due to the spread of antibiotic resistance.


Thank you for your patience as we revised the Antibiotic Stewardship Program Honor Roll. We are pleased to announce the new Honor Roll application has been extended and will now be open to all acute care facilities in Georgia from May 1 through June 30, 2024! Below, in the Antibiotic Stewardship Program Honor Roll section, you will find a link to the Honor Roll toolkit. This toolkit has information on the application process as well as other helpful resources.

Benefits of the updated Honor Roll include:

  • Fully electronic application process
  • A new designation of Platinum status
  • An electronic certificate and digital seal with Honor Roll designation to be displayed on website and other publications

All current Honor Roll recipients will retain their status until the new Honor Roll certificates are issued in September. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about the Honor Roll.


  • What is Antibiotic Stewardship?

    Antibiotic stewardship is a program put into place to measure and improve antibiotic prescribing by physicians and use by patients. Antibiotic stewardship strives to minimize missed or delayed diagnoses that can lead to underuse of antibiotics. It is also crucial to ensure that the right drug, dose, and duration are selected when an antibiotic is needed.

  • Why is it Important?

    Inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to the spread of antibiotic resistance which lowers the likelihood of the drug working in the future. Inappropriate use of antibiotics can also contribute to increased health care costs, adverse drug reactions, health care related infections, and community-associated Clostridium difficile infections. Annually in the United States, approximately two million people develop infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and 23,000 people die because of these infections (CDC).


Honor Roll

The  Acute Care Antibiotic Stewardship Program Honor Roll Application survey is now open from May 1 through June 30. 

Download this pdf file. Antibiotic Stewardship Honor Roll Application Toolkit for Acute Care Facilities

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Last updated: 5/9/24