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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. The Red Book®
    1. Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Appropriate and Judicious Use of Antimicrobial Agents
    2. Antimicrobial Resistance
    3. Factors Contributing to Resistance
    4. Antimicrobial Resistance Threats 
    5. Actions to Prevent or Slow Antimicrobial Resistance 
    6. Antimicrobial Stewardship
    7. Role of the Medical Provider 
    8. Principles of Appropriate Use of Antimicrobial Therapy for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections 
  4. Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit
  5. CDC Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship 
  6. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Infection Control Worksheet
  7. Infectious Diseases Society of America
    1. Guidelines for Implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  8. The Joint Commission Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit
  9. National Quality Forum Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care
  10. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  11. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of American (SHEA) Antibiotic Stewardship Toolkit
  12. The U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antibiotic Resistance (S-FAR)

Developed by:

  • Mayssa Abuali, MD
  • Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
  • Sejal Bhavsar, MD
  • Fernando Bula, MD
  • 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
  • Angela Myers, MD
  • Jason G. Newland, MD, MEd
  • Debra Palazzi, MD
  • Emma Sirois, MEUP
  • Emily Thorell, MD
  • Alison Tribble, MD
  • Bethany Wattles, PharmD, MHA
  • 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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