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Preface

The CAN/HSO 5030:2020 (E) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Standard is a revision of HSO’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Required Organizational Practice. This standard can be used alone or in conjunction with CAN/HSO 3001:2019 (E) Medication Management.

The technical content of this standard is divided as follows:

  • Planning and developing an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) using evidence-based practices
  • Implementing and maintaining an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP)
  • Prescribing antimicrobials and providing care
  • Monitoring antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

This standard specifies the requirements to develop, implement, discuss, communicate, maintain, and evaluate an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at the organizational level to address issues related to antimicrobial use (AMU) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

This standard will be undergoing a periodic maintenance. HSO will review and publish this standard on a schedule not to exceed five years from the date of publication.

Standard Type: This standard is intended to be used as part of a conformity assessment.

The technical content of the standard consists of clauses, criteria, and guidelines.

  • Clause: Introductory statement for a set of criteria. It is not a goal statement.
  • Criterion: A requirement that is to be evaluated. May be referred to as a sub-clause.
  • Guideline: Additional information to help understand the criterion. It does not contain new information of evaluation content.

Who this standard is for

Scope

Purpose

This standard specifies the requirements to develop, implement, discuss, communicate, maintain, and evaluate an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at the organizational level, to address issues related to antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance.

The standard provides:

  • Organizations that have or that want to implement an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) with requirements for a quality program
  • Policy makers with a blueprint for the requirements to recognize organizations in their jurisdictions that have an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP)
  • External assessment bodies with measurable requirements to include in assessment programs
  • Clients and families with information about what they can expect from organizations that have an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP)

Applicability

CAN/HSO 3050:2020 (E) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is intended to be used by acute health care organizations.

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