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Quick Facts - Antimicrobial Stewardship

Fact Sheet Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is responsible for 2.8 million infections every year. Overuse and abuse of antimicrobials contribute to adverse drug events and further accelerate antimicrobial resistance. An understanding of antimicrobial stewardship practices and how to implement them can help combat the rapidly growing threat of drug resistant organisms. This fact sheet offers several tips and pearls related to antimicrobial stewardship in wound care.