Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship: #3 Pharmacy Expertise and #4 Action
In November 2022, the CDC released Priorities for Hospital Core Element Implementation (Priorities) as supplemental guidance to help enhance the quality and impact of existing ASPs. The Priorities Table highlights highly effective implementation approaches and is supported by evidence and stewardship experts. Like the Hospital Core Elements, the uptake of the Priorities is tracked and reported through the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network. It can be viewed on the Antibiotic Resistance & Patient Safety Portal.
Available resources to meet core elements of #3 Pharmacy Expertise and #4 Action are listed below:
- Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program
- Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Core Elements at Small and Critical Access Hospitals
- AHRQ Gap Analysis Tool
- 72-Hour Antibiotic Time-Out Sample Template