Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Given time, bacteria will develop resistance to antibiotics. However, overuse and misuse of antibiotics is contributing to the speed and spread of antibiotic resistance.
The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children's Hospital is dedicated to working with patients, parents, healthcare providers and researchers to counter what many experts say is the world's most pressing public health problem.
Relying on a core team of physicians and pharmacists, the Vanderbilt Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (VASP) seeks to ensure optimum use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Working together, we can
The program uses and evidence-based approaches to optimize antimicrobial prescribing, including
Our program works collaboratively with the adult antimicrobial stewardship program at Vanderbilt and the clinical microbiology laboratory.
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Ritu Banerjee, M.D., Ph.D.
Last Edited: September 27, 2018