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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

Antibiotic Stewardship

Antimicrobial stewardship refers to coordinated interventions designed to improve and measure the appropriate use of antimicrobials by promoting the selection of the optimal antimicrobial drug regimen, dose, duration of therapy, and route of administration. Antimicrobial stewards seek to achieve optimal clinical outcomes related to antimicrobial use, minimize toxicity and other adverse events, reduce the costs of health care for infections, and limit the selection for antimicrobial resistant strains. Currently, there are no national or coordinated legislative or regulatory mandates designed to optimize use of antimicrobial therapy through antimicrobial stewardship. Given the societal value of antimicrobials and their diminishing effectiveness due to antimicrobial resistance, the South Dakota Department of Health has established an Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup.

Get Smart for Healthcare – Know When Antibiotics Work

South Dakota Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup - June 24, 2013 Meeting Presentations:

South Dakota Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup Members

South Dakota Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaecae Workgroup Members

Resources for Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship in Healthcare Facilities:

 

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