Clinical tools and resources to assist practitioners in incorporating antimicrobial stewardship into their practice.
The Community Antimicrobial Stewardship (CAS)
program is an initiative of the BCCDC promoting the wise use of antibiotics and other antimicrobials through education, outreach and research with community practitioners and public audiences.
The Provincial Antimicrobial Clinical Expert (PACE) group is a subcommittee of the BC Health Authorities Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee (BCHA P&T) and is composed of representatives from health authority antimicrobial stewardship programs, the BC Ministry of Health and the Provincial Infection Control Network (PICNet). Through a co-ordinated approach, the group aims to optimize antimicrobial use, prevent resistance and other unintended consequences of antimicrobial agents in BC hospitals and long-term care facilities.
Clinical tools and resources from both the CAS program and PACE, as well as select resources from other programs are available below: