Antimicrobial StewardshipWhat is Antimicrobial stewardship?
What is antimicrobial stewardship?
“Making sure patients get the right antibiotic, only when needed and for only as long as needed”
Antimicrobial stewardship is the appropriate use of antimicrobials to optimize clinical outcomes, combat resistant infections, avoid adverse drug events, and minimize costs. It means that patients get the right antibiotic, only when needed and for only as long as needed.
“Antimicrobial resistance has evolved to become a worldwide health threat”
-World Health Organization
“It remains incumbent on dental practitioners, as health care providers, to use antibacterial drugs in a prudent and appropriate manner.”
-ADA Council on Scientific Affairs