Antibiotic resistance is now a major issue confronting healthcare providers and their patients. Changing antibiotic resistance patterns, rising antibiotic costs and the introduction of new antibiotics have made selecting optimal antibiotic regimens more difficult now than ever before. Furthermore, history has taught us that if we do not use antibiotics carefully, they will lose their efficacy. As a response to these challenges, the Johns Hopkins Antimicrobial Stewardship Program was created in July 2001.
About the Program
Learn about our mission, guidelines and current research activities.
Meet Our Team
Meet the members of our team.
Toolkit to Enhance Nursing and Antibiotic Stewardship Partnership
Explore this toolkit for resources related to urine and respiratory culturing practices, C. difficile education, and documentation of penicillin allergy histories.
Pharmacy Residency Program: Infectious Diseases
Obtain information on the Department of Pharmacy’s ASHP accredited PGY-2 Residency Program in Infectious Diseases.
OPAT Patient Education Materials
Explore this page for instructional checklists on managing a central line (i.e., performing infusions, bathing) while on outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT).
Access the Department of Antimicrobial Stewardship's archived communications on new developments and active issues related to antibiotic use at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.