Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship for Health Professionals - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship
for Health Professionals

Antibiotic stewardship is a national and state health care priority. In 2015, the US government released the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and in 2016, Minnesota released its One Health Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Strategic Plan. Stewardship interventions have been proven to improve individual patient outcomes, reduce the burden of antibiotic resistance, and save health care dollars. We have compiled a library of resources for health care facilities and clinicians to promote the effective implementation of antibiotic stewardship in human health care.

2022 Minnesota Antibiotic Stewardship Conference
This free virtual conference was held on May 10-11 from 8-11:30 a.m. and explored how to use antibiotic stewardship data for action. Content is relevant to health care providers, pharmacists, nurses, infection preventionists, dental professionals, administrators, public health professionals, and more.

On this page:
Health care facilities
Learn more about antibiotic stewardship

For health care facilities

Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

NHSN Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Module

Tools from Minnesota partners:

Other stewardship resources for long-term care:

For clinicians

  • Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Selected Pathogens (Antibiogram)
    The Antimicrobial Susceptibilities of Selected Pathogens, also known as the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) antibiogram, includes a compilation of antimicrobial susceptibilities of selected pathogens that have been submitted to the MDH Public Health Laboratory.

Syndrome-specific guidelines

Specific examples of stewardship data tools

News of rapid diagnostic testing

Always remember to prescribe the right antibiotic, at the right dose, for the right duration, and at the right time.

The way we use antibiotics today
or in one patient
directly impacts how effective they will be tomorrow
or in another patient;
antibiotics are a shared resource.
Preserving effective antibiotic treatments requires all of us to do our part.

Updated Friday, 15-Apr-2022 08:13:20 CDT