Optimizing Antimicrobial Use

Antimicrobial stewardship programs are intended to both slow resistance to antimicrobials and lead to improvements in patient care. Stewardship means acting on the commitment to use antimicrobials only when needed, and when needed, using the right drug, at the right dose, for the right duration. The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (CASP) is charged with optimizing the use of antimicrobial agents at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, in partnership with the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) Program once patients transition to outpatient care.

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