SHM's Resources on Antimicrobial Stewardship

Each year in the United States, at least two million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more people die from other conditions that were complicated by an antibiotic-resistant infection.

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is committed to promoting improved antibiotic prescribing behaviors among the nation’s hospitalists. As part of this commitment SHM launched the “Fight the Resistance” awareness campaign in 2015 in conjunction with the Get Smart campaign from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). 

SHM’s Fight the Resistance campaign aims to facilitate culture change related to appropriate antibiotic prescribing with three key actions providers can take to stop antibiotic resistance:

Fight antimicrobial resistance
as a team.

Don’t overprescribe.

Rethink the antibiotic treatment
time course.

The Fight the Resistance Poster Campaign consists of a series of three posters. SHM encourages hospitalists and other hospitalist clinicians to display the posters in their hospitals to help promote the awareness and dialogue about improving antibiotic prescribing.

Download the posters

Project Stewardship Through Education of Providers In The INpatient Setting Implementation Guide aims to equip hospitalists with the ability to design and implement an antimicrobial stewardship intervention using evidence-based strategies.

Download Guide

The ABX Modules will be available end of April 2017. Interested in being contacted when new these resources around antibiotic stewardship are available?

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