Resources: Program Development

Features a brief overview of resources to assist agencies interesting in developing an antimicrobial stewardship program  

American Hospital Association’s Toolkit for Antimicrobial Stewardship

This toolkit includes resources to initiate and enhance an existing stewardship program.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Checklist for Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs 

Released in March 2013, this checklist provides a useful starting point for a hospital stewardship program and can serve to identify areas for improvement for existing stewardship programs.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Toolkit for Reduction of Clostridium difficile Infection Through Antimicrobial Stewardship

This toolkit includes the Evaluation and Research on Antimicrobial Stewardship’s Effect on Clostridium difficile (ERASE C. difficile) Project.

A Hospital Pharmacist's Guide to Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

This document is intended as an information resource on implementing antimicrobial stewardship programs for health system pharmacists and other professionals

American Society of Health System Pharmacists

Resources available on this webpage include: live continuing education webinars, on-demand web-based continuing education activities, an “Interprofessional Approach to Antimicrobial Stewardship Discussion Guide”, and a resource center

American Society for Microbiology

Features several jounral articles on antimicrobial stewardship

Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

APIC provides evidence-based, scientific, and proven resources to infection preventionists, health professionals and patients 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Get Smart for Healthcare

This webpage includes tools from the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA):  the Physician Champion, Clinical Guide and Antimicrobial Program Gap Analysis Checklist

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Public Health Antibiotic Stewardship Driver Diagram

This site features a conceptual framework and driver diagram to describe highly leveraged system components for improving a antibitoc utilization with a robust change package

Greater New York Hospital Association -  Antimicrobial Stewardship Project Toolkit

This website provides resources for high-quality, patient-centered care, and assists with the implementation of successful, sustainable safety initiatives that improve clinical outcomes and operating efficiencies while reducing costs

Guidelines for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals in Ireland

Includes tools for clinical review and prescriber feedback.

Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship

This document presents guidelines for developing institutional programs to enhance  antimicrobial stewardship

Guidelines for Use of Antimicrobial Agents

Features several guidelines of antimicrobial use on topics of interest 

Johns Hopkins Hospital - Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Includes link to institutional Antimicrobial Management Guidelines.

Nebraska Medical Center - Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Includes examples of antibiogram, restriction policies, clinical pathways, and dosing protocols.

The Joint Commission - Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Resources available on this webpage include a free toolkit that provides guidance to health care organizations building or looking to improve antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)-Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) Guidelines 2007

Published in 2007, this document presents guidelines for developing institutional programs to enhance antimicrobial stewardship.

WHO - April 2014 report on antibiotic resistance worldwide

Issued April 2014, this report summarizes global antimicrobial resistance surveillance data.