Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) are programs designed to improve antibiotic use. They help to ensure that patients receive the right antibiotic, in the right dose, at the right time, and for the right length of time in order to improve patient outcomes, reduce antibiotic resistance, and save healthcare costs. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that all hospitals implement ASPs.
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: November 18-24, 2019
U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (USAAW) is an annual one-week observance to raise awareness of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance.
Governor, Mike DeWine, and Lieutenant Governor, Jon Husted, declare November 18-22, 2019 as Antibiotic Awareness Week throughout the State of Ohio and urge all healthcare and public health workers to observe this week with activities that raise awareness about appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use.