Pediatric ASP Toolkit

The purpose of this Pediatric Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) Toolkit is to provide helpful resources for improving the use of antibiotics in children cared for in all healthcare settings (e.g., inpatient and outpatient, including emergency/urgent care settings). Additionally, this toolkit addresses ways to improve the use of antibiotics in the food we eat. The toolkit is intended for all clinicians interested in improving the use of antibiotics in all settings. This includes frontline clinicians, antimicrobial stewardship teams, and other groups interested in improving antibiotic use. The toolkit is a collaborative effort between the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its Section on Infectious Diseases (SOID), and Health Care Without Harm Clinician Champions in Comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Group.

General Reference Materials and Organizations

  1. American Academy of Family Practice
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics 
  3. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit
  4. CDC Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
  5. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Infection Control Worksheet
  6. Infectious Diseases Society of America
  7. The Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit
  8. National Quality Forum Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care
  9. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  10. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA) Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit
  11. The U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antibiotic Resistance (S-FAR)

Developed by:

  • Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
  • Stacia Clinton, RD
  • Dhanya Dharmapalan, MD
  • Dustin Flannery, DO
  • Melanie Giangreco
  • Rana F. Hamdy, MD, MPH, MSCE
  • J. Michael Klatte, MD
  • John Manaloor, MD
  • Lee Morris, MD
  • Jason G. Newland, MD, MEd
  • Debra Palazzi, MD, MEd
  • Emma Sirois, MEUP
  • Alison Tribble, MD
  • Zachary I. Willis, MD

Resources included within this toolkit does not imply an endorsement by the (AAP) and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The AAP and PIDS are not responsible for the content of external resources. Information was current at the time of publication.

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