Acute Care Facilities Resources

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Getting Started with Stewardship for Acute Care Facilities

New CDC data states more than half of antibiotic prescribing for selected events in hospitals was not consistent with recommended prescribing practices.  Antibiotics have serious adverse effects, which occur in roughly 20% of hospitalized patients who receive them.

Patients who are unnecessarily exposed to antibiotics are placed at risk for those adverse events with no benefit. Antimicrobial stewardship programs can help protect patients from these adverse events.

The resources below are designed to assist all acute care healthcare professionals with implementing a program.

Implementation Resources

Regulations & Accreditations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Joint Commission

DNV Healthcare

Clinical Guidance


Local Clinical Guideline Creation Guidance Document

Antibiotic Treatment Guide

National Clinical Guidelines


CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance and Patient Safety Portal (ARSP)
Helps facilities explore and visualize national and state-specific data relevant to both outpatient and inpatient antibiotic stewardship programs


Specialized Training and Educational Opportunities

Educational Documents for Clinicians

Patient Education

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