Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS)
What is Antimicrobial Stewardship?
Antimicrobial Stewardship refers to coordinated strategies designed to promote appropriate use of antimicrobials with the goal of enhancing health outcomes, reducing resistance to antimicrobials, and decreasing unnecessary costs. Antimicrobial Stewardship programs help ensure patients receive the right antibiotic, at the right dose, at the right time, and for the right duration.
DJ SHANNON, MPH
Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiologist