Antimicrobial and Diagnostic Stewardship Program
Northwestern Medicine is committed to improving antibiotic use to ensure that antibiotics remain effective treatment options.
Our mission is to advocate for optimal antimicrobial use and diagnostic testing for every patient to improve clinical outcomes, prevent drug resistance, enhance quality and safety, and advance research.
Our vision is to protect antimicrobials and promote a culture of stewardship across our health system and communities.
Our goals for 2023 are to advance stewardship efforts to optimize outcomes and antibiotic use to provide a consistent level of care across all of Northwestern Medicine.
News and Events
COVID-19, Flu, & RSV Resources
Beta-Lactam Allergy Risk Assessment and Cross-Reactivity Chart
Jan 2024 | System-wide
Restricted Antimicrobial Use Criteria
Dec 2023 | System-wide
Urinary Infection Treatment Guidance
Apr 2023 | System-wide
Empiric Treatment of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections
Nov 2023 | System-wide
Renal Dosing Guidance
July 2023 | System-wide
Biofire® FilmArray® Blood Culture Identification Panel Clinician Guidance
Dec 2022 | NMH and CDH
Why Our Work Matters
The Northwestern Medicine Antimicrobial Stewardship Team works continuously to support our clinicians in their decision to prescribe antibiotic orders. Please reach out to your hospital's antibiotic stewardship team for resources and clinical decision support.