Guidance for the knowledge and skills required for antimicrobial stewardship leaders.

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Guidance for the knowledge and skills required for antimicrobial stewardship leaders.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Dec;35(12):1444-51

Authors: Cosgrove SE, Hermsen ED, Rybak MJ, File TM, Parker SK, Barlam TF, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Making-A-Difference in Infectious Diseases, National Foundation of Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists

Abstract
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.

PMID: 25419765 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]