Antimicrobial Stewardship Regional Advisory Committees
The DSHS Antimicrobial Stewardship Program’s mission is to provide direction for the development of a collaborative statewide program that empowers healthcare providers and the public with evidence-based information, education, and tools necessary to use antimicrobials judiciously and limit the emergence and spread of resistance in Texas.
The Department of State Health Services defines “antimicrobial stewardship” as a coordinated approach to promoting and monitoring the appropriate use of antimicrobials to preserve their future effectiveness. Antimicrobial stewardship serves to improve patient outcomes, slow the increase in antimicrobial resistance, and decrease adverse drug reactions, antibiotic-associated disease, and healthcare costs.
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About our Eight Committees
For more information, please contact:
- The Antimicrobial Stewardship Team at DSHS
- Phone: (737) 256-8105
- Email: AntibioticStewardship@dshs.texas.gov
Texas Government Code:
- Sec 2110: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.2110.htm
- Sec 121.007: https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.121.htm#121.007
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