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Journal Article
Commentary

Antimicrobial stewardship and patient safety.

Zukowski CM. AORN J. 2016;104(4):354-356.

Antimicrobial stewardship has been highlighted as a strategy to improve antibiotic use in order to reduce hospital-acquired infections. This commentary discusses antimicrobial stewardship teams, their impact in the surgical setting, and the role of nurses in ensuring appropriate use of antibiotics.