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Canadian Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: Current Resources and Implementation Characteristics

  • Jacqueline Wong (a1) (a2), Kathryn Timberlake (a3), Sabrina Boodhan (a3) (a4), Michelle Barton (a5), Sergio Fanella (a6), Stanley Read (a1) (a2), Michelle Science (a1) (a2) and the members of the Groupe Antibiothérapie en Pédiatrie Canada Alliance for Stewardship of Antimicrobials in Pediatrics...

Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) became an accreditation requirement for Canadian hospitals in 2013. Pediatric programs are in various stages of program development and implementation, with 93% of surveyed Canadian academic pediatric hospitals having established ASPs. The programs varied in their team composition, implementation of stewardship strategies, and measured metrics.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:350–354

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Address correspondence to Dr Jacqueline Wong, The Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Infectious Diseases, 555 University Ave, 7th floor, Black Wing, Room 7290, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 Canada (Jacqueline.wong@sickkids.ca) or Dr Michelle Science, The Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Infectious Diseases, 555 University Ave, 7th floor, Black Wing, Room 7253, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8 Canada (michelle.science@sickkids.ca).

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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. This work was presented in part as an abstract (no.1474) at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDWeek) on October 10, 2015, in San Diego, California, and as an abstract (no. L04) at the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada (AMMI Canada) – Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CACMID) annual conference on April 1, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Members of the Groupe Antibiothérapie en Pédiatrie Canada Alliance for Stewardship of Antimicrobials in Pediatrics: François Boucher, Centre Mère-Enfant du CHU de Québec, Laval University; Natalie Bridger, Janeway Children’s Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, Memorial University, Eastern Health; Justin Kosar, Royal University Hospital; Nicole Le Saux, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, University of Ottawa; Bonita Lee, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta; Marie-Astrid Lefebvre, Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University Health Centre, McGill University; Kirk Leifso, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Queen’s University; Jaime McDonald, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; Dominik Mertz, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University; Karen Ng, Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of BC; Philippe Ovetchkine, CHU Sainte-Justine, Centre de Recherche CHU Sainte-Justine, Université de Montréal; Jesse Papenburg, Montreal Children’ s Hospital, McGill University; Ashley Roberts, BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Provincial Health Services Authority; Kathryn Slayter, IWK Hospital, Dalhousie University, and the Canadian Center for Vaccinology; Alena Tse-Chang, Stollery Children’s Hospital, University of Alberta; Joseph Vayalumkal, Alberta Children’s Hospital.

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