Antibiotic Stewardship is a coordinated program designed to promote the appropriate use of antimicrobials. Goals of this program include improving patient outcomes, decreasing the spread of infection, and reducing bacterial resistance. Drug resistant bacteria develop from the misuse of antibiotics and can result in life-threatening infections. Taking steps to encourage proper antibiotic use helps to slow bacterial resistance, decrease adverse health effects, and ensure that life-saving medications remain available.
At Clara Barton Medical Center, our focus on Antibiotic Stewardship directly correlates with the principles of community health and wellness. We continue developing it with a complete program that promotes the proper use of antibiotic medications. Our stewardship efforts demonstrates a commitment to our patients by improving safety, outcomes, and a dedication to quality care.