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.
South Dakota Antimicrobial Stewardship Workgroup - February 17, 2016
- Meeting minutes
- Redfield Community Antibiotic Stewardship Project - Alyssa Osborn Howard, Pharm.D.
- South Dakota 2014 Antibiogram - Zach Iverson, Pharm.D. Candidate 2017
Antimicrobial Stewardship in Healthcare Facilities
- South Dakota Healthcare Facilities with Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
- Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship
- Stewardship Programs and Examples
- Implementation Resources and Antibiotic Stewardship Drivers and Change Package
- IDSA & SHEA Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
- Combating Antibiotic Resistance: Policies to Promote Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs