Updated Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard

26 Nov 2020

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) will soon be releasing the 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard. 

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard describes the care that should be provided to patients with an infection, or at risk of infection. Following a comprehensive review, the updated standard includes strengthened recommendations regarding surgical prophylaxis and a new statement about assessing adverse reactions to antimicrobials (including allergies). 

Download the 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard here.  

For more information, contact the Clinical Care Standards team here, at or visit the ACSQHC website