Considerations for implementation: Pediatric outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program.
It is encouraging that most acute care centers have formal antimicrobial stewardship (AS) programs; though, most antibiotic use occurs in outpatient settings where access to infectious diseases specialists are limited. Stewardship programs often target dichotomous populations (adult or pediatric), but most children receive care in nonacademic, community outpatient settings. We propose 3 considerations for adult providers and infection preventionists seeking to incorporate outpatient AS elements and implement quality improvement initiatives that optimize pediatric care.
American journal of infection control
Antibiotic stewardship; Children; Community; Framework.
Monsees EA, Burns AN, Lee BR, Wirtz A, El Feghaly RE. Considerations for implementation: Pediatric outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program. Am J Infect Control. 2021;49(12):1543-1546. doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2021.07.017