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The publication Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Hospitals 2011 has been produced to assist hospitals develop and implement antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs. The book contains 10 chapters and is divided into two parts:

  • Strategies for implementing and sustaining AMS; and
  • Resources required for AMS.

Each chapter begins with key points and recommendations for implementing effective AMS in hospitals. Appendix 2 contains examples of templates, policies and guidelines and other educational material from Australian hospitals along with a list of useful AMS websites.

Requirements for AMS programs are defined. They include the structure and governance of AMS programs, strategies considered essential for effective AMS in Australia, and those activities that may be undertaken according to local priorities and available resources.

Antimicrobial Stewardship In Australian Hospitals 2011 – complete book (PDF 7314 KB) 

To download sections of the book see below:

Part 1 Strategies for implementing and sustaining antimicrobial stewardship

Part 2 Resources required for antimicrobial stewardship

Appendices and End information