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Antimicrobial Stewardship Acute Care Settings

For Facilities:

Implementation Tools:


Small and Rural Hospitals:

Assessment Tools:

CDC, in consultation with a variety of external experts, has developed assessment tools that can help facilities explore potential opportunities for improving antibiotic use. Assessment Tools for Antibiotic Use (see "Implementations Resources")

For Clinicians:

Guide to Preventing Clostridium difficile Infections Best practices for IPs and anyone who cares for patients with C. difficile or in facilities with patients who are being treated for C. difficile infections (CDI).

Thinking of a Fluroquinolone? Think Again - (MedScape) A new study published in Clinical Infections Diseases reports that fluoroquinolones are commonly prescribed for conditions when antibiotics are not needed at all, or when fluoroquinolones are not the recommended first-line therapy.

Continuing Education: