Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Welcome to the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program website. A collaborative research program within the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program focuses on the prevention, treatment, virulence inhibition, and outcomes associated with drug resistant bacteria.
Antimicrobial resistance is globally recognized as one of the greatest healthcare threats. Our goal is to provide health care professionals with the most accurate and up-to-date prescribing information for currently available antimicrobials, ensuring that each patient is on the right drug, route, dose, and duration based on local antibiotic resistance trends in Rhode Island.
Our Treatment Pathways are based on national guidelines and consensus statements, expert opinions from the Infectious Diseases team (pharmacy and medicine), and microbiology data from the microbiology laboratory.
The recommendations provided in our Antimicrobial Guide are meant to serve as treatment guidelines. They should not replace clinical judgment or Infectious Diseases consultation when indicated. The recommendations may not be appropriate at other settings. We have attempted to verify that all information is correct but because of ongoing research, recommendations may change.
We welcome your thoughts and comments. Please contact Program Director Kerry LaPlante, PharmD FCCP.