Principles, policy and practice of antibiotic stewardship.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Antibiotic stewardship is a quality improvement and patient safety initiative focused on optimizing antibiotic use to improve patient outcomes, limit the emergence of antibiotic resistance, and adverse drug effects. Here, we discuss the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship-leadership commitment, accountability, pharmacy expertise, action, tracking, reporting, and education-as they apply to the care of patients in the neonatal intensive care unit. Specifically, we consider neonatal intensive care unit-specific data and unique practices to frame some of the important targets necessary for successful antibiotic stewardship implementation in this setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Akinboyo, IC; Gerber, JS

Published Date

  • December 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 151324 -

PubMed ID

  • 33187734

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-075X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.semperi.2020.151324


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States