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The Essential Role of Pharmacists in Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Emily L. Heil (a1), Joseph L. Kuti (a2), David T. Bearden (a3) and Jason C. Gallagher (a4)
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Address correspondence to Emily Heil, PharmD, 29 S. Greene St, Room 400, Baltimore, MD 21201 (eheil@umm.edu).
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Endorsed by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

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1. The Evolving Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance: Options for Action. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization website. http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/44812/1/9789241503181_eng.pdf. Published 2012. Accessed March 23, 2016. ISBN: 9789241503181.
2. National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. White House website. https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/national_action_plan_for_combating_antibotic-resistant_bacteria.pdf. Published March 2015. Accessed June 13, 2015.
3. Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/healthcare/pdfs/core-elements.pdf. Published March 2014. Accessed June 13, 2015.
4. ASHP Statement on the Pharmacist’s Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Control. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2010;67:575577.
5. Pedersen CA, Schenider PJ. Scheckelhoff. ASHP National Survey of Pharmacy Practice in Hospital Settings: Dispensing and Administration—2014. Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2014;72:11191137.
6. Dellit TH, Owens RC, McGowan JE, et al. Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidelines for developing an institutional program to enhance antimicrobial stewardship. Clin Infect Dis 2007;44:159177.
7. Ernst EJ, Klepser ME, Bosso JA, et al. Recommendations for training and certification for pharmacists practicing, mentoring, and educating in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Joint Opinion of the Infectious Diseases Pharmacists and the Infectious Diseases Practice and Research Network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Pharmacotherapy 2009;29:482488.
8. Required and Elective Educational Outcomes, Goals, Objectives and Instructional Objectives for Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pharmacy Residency in Infectious Diseases, 2007. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists website. http://www.ashp.org/menu/Residency/ResidencyAccreditation. Published 2007. Accessed June 13, 2015.
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