Research shows that antimicrobial stewardship interventions are essential for improving clinical outcomes, hindering the growing burden of antibiotic resistance, and reducing excess healthcare expenses. If everyone in the healthcare industry within Philadelphia worked together to implement effective antibiotic stewardship programs, these adverse events could be avoided and patient lives could be saved.

Please utilize these resources if your facility is planning on starting an antibiotic stewardship program or looking to enhance a current program. This page provides guidance, educational materials, media posters, and information regarding the Philadelphia Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative.

Antibiotic Stewardship Programs Guidance

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that all acute care hospitals implement Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. These programs enhance the treatment options for infections and lessen adverse events associated with antibiotic use. The following guidelines and documents can be utilized in conjunction with each other for implementing and sustaining an Antibiotic Stewardship Program.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Educational Materials

Explore these educational materials and resources designed for healthcare providers, medical students, and patients to learn more about appropriate antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

Posters

These posters can be displayed in any healthcare facility. The purpose is to raise awareness about the appropriate antibiotic.

Philadelphia Community Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative

MISSION STATEMENT: To provide leadership and advocacy, within the Philadelphia Region, for antimicrobial stewardship research, education, and implementation of current guidelines.


Conferences

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control hosted a conference focusing on antimicrobial stewardship. The purpose of this conference was to promote education, communication, and collaboration within the Philadelphia healthcare community for the prevention and control of antimicrobial resistance.

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Webinars

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is jointly presenting an antimicrobial stewardship webinar series with the Philadelphia Region’s Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), Quality Insights, focused on introducing resources and providing guidance for antimicrobial stewardship.

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