Pediatric Antibiotic Safety

Pediatric Antibiotic Safety

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The AAP, along with other participating organizations, developed a Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) Toolkit to provide helpful resources for improving the use of antibiotics in children cared for in all healthcare settings (e.g., inpatient and outpatient, including emergency/urgent care settings). Additionally, this toolkit addresses ways to improve the use of antibiotics in the food we eat. The toolkit is intended for all clinicians interested in improving the use of antibiotics in all settings. This includes frontline clinicians, antimicrobial stewardship teams, and other groups interested in improving antibiotic use. 

Toolkits


Participating Organizations


Additional AAP Resources

Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Freestanding Children's Hospitals
Antibiotic stewardship aims to ensure that clinicians administer the right antibiotics, to the right patients, for the right reasons.



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Neonatal Antibiotic Use: How Much is Too Much?
Antimicrobial stewardship efforts benefit the individual and the community by improving patient-specific outcomes as well as decreasing the overall burden of antimicrobial resistance.


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Pediatricians Use QI Methods to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship
Six pediatric practices in Virginia improved their antibiotic stewardship after participating in a pilot project of the Chapter Quality Network (CQN).


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Outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs can combat resistance
The advent of many antibiotics revolutionized the success with which infectious diseases were treated in individual patients and in control of potential disease outbreaks.

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