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Guidance for the Knowledge and Skills Required for Antimicrobial Stewardship Leaders

  • Sara E. Cosgrove (a1), Elizabeth D. Hermsen (a2), Michael J. Rybak (a3), Thomas M. File (a4), Sarah K. Parker (a5) and Tamar F. Barlam (a6)...

Antimicrobial stewardship programs are increasingly recognized as critical in optimizing the use of antimicrobials. Consequently, more physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers are developing and implementing such programs in a variety of healthcare settings. The purpose of this guidance document is to outline the knowledge and skills that are needed to lead an antimicrobial stewardship program. It was developed by antimicrobial stewardship experts from organizations that are engaged in advancing the field of antimicrobial stewardship.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(12):1444–1451

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Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287 (
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2. TH Dellit , RC Owens , JE McGowan Jr, 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.

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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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