Perspective: State Level Antibiotics For Humans

Antimicrobial Stewardship - the State Health Department PerspectiveState Level Antimicrobial Stewardship Dr. Marion A. Kainer, Director, Healthcare Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Program, Tennessee Department of Health, provides a state level view of antibiotic stewardship in the State of Tennessee. One of the key actions that helped reduce healthcare associated infections was the public reporting of hospital names in published metric reports. Dr. Kainer closes with recommendations from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), of which a key items is increased funding at the state level for monitoring antimicrobial resistance [video].