Expanding Existing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Pediatrics: What Comes Next.

TitleExpanding Existing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Pediatrics: What Comes Next.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKronman MP, Banerjee R, Duchon J, Gerber JS, Green MD, Hersh AL, Hyun D, Maples H, Nash CB, Parker S, Patel SJ, Saiman L, Tamma PD, Newland JG
JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
Date Published2017 Dec 18
ISSN2048-7207
Abstract

The prevalence of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) is increasing in acute care facilities across the United States. Over the past several years, the evidence base used to inform effective stewardship practices has expanded, and regulatory interest in stewardship programs has increased. Here, we review approaches for established, hospital-based pediatric ASPs to adapt and report standardized metrics, broaden their reach to specialized populations, expand to undertake novel stewardship initiatives, and implement rapid diagnostics to continue their evolution in improving antimicrobial use and patient outcomes.

DOI10.1093/jpids/pix104
Alternate JournalJ Pediatric Infect Dis Soc
PubMed ID29267871