The Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory: Stepping Up to the Plate.

The Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory: Stepping Up to the Plate.

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Oct;3(4):ofw201

Authors: MacVane SH, Hurst JM, Steed LL

Abstract
We report the development of a collaborative relationship between antimicrobial stewardship and clinical microbiology that incorporates stewardship practices into daily laboratory rounds. Antimicrobial stewardship involvement on rounds was a welcomed and effective initiative with substantial rates of intervention. New opportunities to positively impact use of antimicrobials and laboratory resources were realized.

PMID: 27975076 [PubMed - in process]