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Antimicrobial Stewardship

What Is Antimicrobial Stewardship?

Antimicrobial Stewardship is an interdisciplinary patient safety initiative that promotes appropriate selection, dosing, route and duration of antimicrobial therapy in order to: 

  • Optimize patient clinical outcomes
  • Minimize antibiotic adverse effects/toxicity
  • Reduce the selection of certain pathogenic organisms (e.g. C. difficile)
  • Reduce or stabilize antimicrobial resistance

See Antimicrobial Stewardship manual for a summary of initiatives.

What is the Covenant Health Antimicrobial Stewardship
Program (CHASC)?

Terms of Reference

Covenant Health Antimicrobial Stewardship e-Newsletter
(CHASE) Quarterly

CHASE Issue 13 - January 2017 IV to PO Conversion

CHASE Issue 12 - October 2016 Gram Negative Superbugs

CHASE Issue 11 - July 2016 Vancomycin Dosing 101

CHASE Issue 10 - April 2016 Dental Infections - Treat That Smile Right!

CHASE Issue 9 - January 2016 How to Manage Penicillin Allergies

CHASE Issue 8 - September 2015 Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

CHASE Issue 7 - July 2015 Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers

CHASE Issue 6 - April 2015 Skin and Soft Tissue Infections 

CHASE Issue 5 - January 2015 Community Acquired Pneumonia  

CHASE Issue 4 - October 2014 Accreditation and Influenza  

CHASE Issue 3 - July 2014 Urinary Tract Infections   

CHASE Issue 2 - April 2014 Clostridium difficile Infections  

CHASE Issue 1 - January 2014 What is Antimicrobial Stewardship?   

External Resources

Implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (IDSA)

MSH UHN ASP YouTube Videos

2013 CDC Antimicrobial Resistance Threat Report

2014 WHO Report: Antimicrobial Resistance    

Antimicrobial Stewardship is an Accreditation Canada
Required Organization Practice

Antimicrobial Stewardship Required Organizational Practice

ASP Tip Sheet

Question/Contact Information

Dr. Holly Hoang
Infectious Diseases Physician

Shahileen Remtulla
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist

Karen Zurek
Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist

Roxane Johnston
Administrative Assistant

Order Forms

C.difficile PMOS
Grey Nuns Probenecid PPCO
Misericordia Probenecid PPCO
Rural Probenecid PPCO

Surgical Prophylaxis PPCOs
General Surgery
Plastic Surgery/Head and Neck

Antibiotic Pre-Authorization Order Form
Antifungal Order Form


Bugs & Drugs
Provincial Formulary
IDSA Practice Guidelines
Antimicrobial Stewardship Manual
Alberta Health Services Antimicrobial Stewardship