antibiotic stewardship, education, antibiotic resistance, scripting


Within 10 years of the breakthrough development of Penicillin, antibiotic resistance was reported. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention (CDC, 2017), each year 2 million cases of antibiotic resistant bacteria occur resulting in approximately 23,000 deaths in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) also reports that approximately 25,000 people die from antibiotic resistant organisms annually in the European Union (WHO, 2014). To combat these alarming trends, antibiotic stewardship (AS) programs have been strongly recommended by the WHO, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the International Society of Infectious Diseases, Infectious Disease Society of America, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and The Joint Commission (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2016).

Original Publication Citation

Sumner, S., Forsyth, S., Merrill, K.C., Taylor, C., Vento, T., Veillette, J. , & Webb, B. (2018). Antibiotic Stewardship: The role of nurses and nurse educators. Nursing Education Today. 60, 157-160.

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Peer-Reviewed Article

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Nurse Education Today





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Associate Professor

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