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We work to optimize antimicrobial use.

Antimicrobials are drugs that kill or prevent the growth of bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Antimicrobials can be life-saving therapies for patients with serious infections. For patients who do not have infections, antimicrobials are not helpful and increase the likelihood of patient harm and developing antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship programs including the Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program help ensure patients with infections get the right drug, at the right dose, for the right length of time, or duration. Read more about CASP’s strategies.



CASP by the numbers 2020-21 784 patients reached, 26 journal articles and research posters, 10 new or revised antimicrobial use guidelines, 7 new team members, 12 stewardship strategies implemented, 30 educational and training sessions delivered

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