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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.


May 24, 2023

Updated Urinary Tract Infection Guideline

Urinary tract infections are common, regardless of practice setting or medical specialty. The management of UTIs has progressed significantly in recent years due to shifts in antimicrobial resistance patterns and additional evidence to support optimal diagnosis, antibiotic selection, and antibiotic duration. The Carolina Antimicrobial Stewardship Program’s incorporated local microbiological data and evidence-based updates to best …



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