Expanding existing antimicrobial stewardship programs in pediatrics: What comes next

Matthew P. Kronman, Ritu Banerjee, Jennifer Duchon, Jeffrey S. Gerber, Michael D. Green, Adam L. Hersh, David Hyun, Holly Maples, Colleen B. Nash, Sarah Parker, Sameer J. Patel, Lisa Saiman, Pranita D. Tamma, Jason G. Newland

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The prevalence of pediatric antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) is increasing in acute care facilities across the United States. Over the past several years, the evidence base used to inform effective stewardship practices has expanded, and regulatory interest in stewardship programs has increased. Here, we review approaches for established, hospital-based pediatric ASPs to adapt and report standardized metrics, broaden their reach to specialized populations, expand to undertake novel stewardship initiatives, and implement rapid diagnostics to continue their evolution in improving antimicrobial use and patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-248
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 17 2018


  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Infectious diseases
  • Pediatrics


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