New: Position Paper on the Importance of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship
DASON pharmacist and Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) President Elizabeth Dodds Ashley is an author on a position paper by several leading healthcare organizations. The paper supports the importance of both infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship programs and the integral links between both.
“The issues surrounding the prevention and control of infections are intrinsically linked with the issues associated with the use of antimicrobial agents and the proliferation and spread of multidrug-resistant organisms,” says lead author Mary Lou Manning.
The paper is a position statement released jointly by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), and the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP).