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  • Pediatric Intramuscular Antibiotic Order Panel Info Sheet

    The new pediatric intramuscular antibiotic order panel makes it easier to order, whether from the peds emergency department or inpatient. Pediatric IM ABX Order Panel Flyer_12.2023-1

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    Testing for Urinary Tract Infections: A Stewardship Perspective

    Treating asymptomatic bacteriuria can have negative effects for patients. In cases of asymptomatic bacteriuria, patients’ urine may be colonized with bacteria, but they do not have signs or symptoms of urinary tract infection (UTI). Evidence shows that treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria does not benefit patients but does increase healthcare costs, hospital lengths of stay, and … Read more

Stewardship Educational Resources


  • The National Quality Forum‘s Antimicrobial Stewardship Playbook (2016) provides real-world ideas for application of the CDC’s Core Elements (see below)
  • Tools and resources for implementing antimicrobial stewardship from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA)
  • Resources on antimicrobial stewardship and resistance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research are two of several agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services charged with leading national efforts on antimicrobial use and resistance. Their websites provide a wealth of resources and information, including:

  • Antibiotic Resistance & Patient Safety Portal (formerly the Patient Safety Portal) allows users to explore and visual data on antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections
  • CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) publishes reports from its data on topics such as antimicrobial use and resistance, including antimicrobial-resistance pathogens associated with healthcare-associated infections