Antibiotic stewardship refers to a set of coordinated strategies to improve the use of antimicrobial medications with the goal of enhancing patient health outcomes, reducing resistance to antibiotics, and decreasing unnecessary costs.

SHEA is on the forefront in education, research, and guidelines on this critically important issue. Antimicrobial stewardship programs are a central part of SHEA’s mission to reduce healthcare associated infections, optimize patient safety, control costs, and reduce resistance to antimicrobials.

To help healthcare practitioners find the best information and tools available on this topic, SHEA offers the following resources: