The Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory: Stepping Up to the Plate

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 21;3(4):ofw201. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw201. eCollection 2016 Oct.


We report the development of a collaborative relationship between antimicrobial stewardship and clinical microbiology that incorporates stewardship practices into daily laboratory rounds. Antimicrobial stewardship involvement on rounds was a welcomed and effective initiative with substantial rates of intervention. New opportunities to positively impact use of antimicrobials and laboratory resources were realized.

Keywords: antibiotic stewardship; collaboration; microbiology..