PHO promotes and supports antimicrobial stewardship as an effective strategy for limiting inappropriate and excessive antimicrobial use, while improving and optimizing antimicrobial therapy and clinical outcomes for patients. Since 2013, Accreditation Canada mandates that all acute care facilities have an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP).
There are a number of ways to initiate and sustain an ASP. Click on the links below to find resources and tools to help build your stewardship program.
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Urinary tract infection (UTI) program
Posters to promote appropriate prescribing
Ontario Health Profile: Antimicrobial Resistance
A summary of recent literature examining antibiotic use in long-term care homes in Ontario.
This section features 32 strategies to help you build, grow and enhance your antimicrobial stewardship program.