Guidance for the knowledge and skills required for antimicrobial stewardship leaders

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Dec;35(12):1444-51. doi: 10.1086/678592.


Antimicrobial stewardship programs are increasingly recognized as critical in optimizing the use of antimicrobials. Consequently, more physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers are developing and implementing such programs in a variety of healthcare settings. The purpose of this guidance document is to outline the knowledge and skills that are needed to lead an antimicrobial stewardship program. It was developed by antimicrobial stewardship experts from organizations that are engaged in advancing the field of antimicrobial stewardship.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Cross Infection* / drug therapy
  • Cross Infection* / microbiology
  • Cross Infection* / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Infection Control* / methods
  • Infection Control* / organization & administration
  • Inservice Training
  • Knowledge Management*
  • Medication Therapy Management* / education
  • Medication Therapy Management* / organization & administration


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents