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APUA Recommended Stewardship Resources and Sample Tools


Online Resources for Antibiotic Stewardship*


Comprehensive Web sites from national and international organizations with information on many aspects of antibiotic stewardship

Center for Disease Control and Prevention — http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/
The Public Health Agency of Canada — http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/index-eng.php
Healthcare Infection Control Special Interest Group — http://www.asid.net.au/hicsigwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
DeBug Infection Prevention Program — http://www.debug.net.au/
Antibiotic Resistance Alliance Education Wisconsin — http://www.areainitiatives.org/
European Project Group “ABS International” — http://www.abs-international.eu/
Antibiotic Resistance Prevention and Control — http://www.abdn.ac.uk/arpac/
The Scottish Government—Health and Community Care — http://scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/09/02132609/26099
Appropriate Antibiotic Prescribing — http://www.dundee.ac.uk/clinskills/projects/apt.htm
National Resource for Infection Control — http://www.nric.org.uk/IntegratedCRD.nsf/NRIC_Home1?OpenForm
The Dutch Working Party on Antibiotic Policy — http://www.swab.nl/swab/swabcms.nsf/showfs/foreign

Institutional Web sites with established antimicrobial stewardship programs

Nebraska Medical Center — http://www.nebraskamed.com/careers/education-programs/asp
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center — http://www.wakehealth.edu/id/hosp/antimicrobial-stewardship/
The University of Pennsylvania Health System — http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/bugdrug/
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions — http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/amp
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center — http://www.hosp.uky.edu/pharmacy/

Other Web sites of interest for persons committed to antimicrobial stewardship

Prudent antibiotic User Website — http://pause-online.org.uk/
Cumbria National Health System, Acute Trust Antibiotic Guidelines — http://www.cumbria.nhs.uk/
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality — http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/evidence/pdf/medigap/medigap.pdf
Academy for Infection Management — http://infectionacademy.org/
Premier Inc. — http://www.premierinc.com/quality-safety/tools-services/safety/topics/guidelines/other.jsp
Bugs and Drugs—Antimicrobial Reference Book — http://www.bugsanddrugs.ca/
American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists — http://www.ashp.org/default.aspx

* Adapted from Clin. Inf. Dis. (2009:48) pp. 628-630. See http://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/48/5/626.full.pdf



Antibiogram Template: A Sample Tool



 




























*Used with permission from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations



Proactive Strategies for Antibiotic Stewardship Programs*

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Antibiotic Audit Report



 












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Sample Antibiotic Order Form for Hospitals*

*Used with permission from Tufts Medical Center
 

 
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