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Optimizing Antimicrobial Use

Stewardship requires 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 antimicrobials at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. Antimicrobial stewardship programs are intended to both lead to improvements in patient care and slow antimicrobial resistance. 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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