Guidance for the knowledge and skills required for antimicrobial stewardship leaders

Sara E. Cosgrove, Elizabeth D. Hermsen, Michael J. Rybak, Thomas M. File, Sarah K. Parker, Tamar F. Barlam

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Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship programs are increasingly recognized as critical in optimizing the use of antimicrobials. Consequently, more physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers are developing and implementing such programs in a variety of healthcare settings. The purpose of this guidance document is to outline the knowledge and skills that are needed to lead an antimicrobial stewardship program. It was developed by antimicrobial stewardship experts from organizations that are engaged in advancing the field of antimicrobial stewardship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1444-1451
Number of pages8
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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