AMS Implementation Toolkit

Developing an AMS Policy

The development of a policy for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) is a fundamental step towards empowering and consolidating an AMS Program. An effective AMS policy will not only communicate key concepts to relevant staff members, but also establishes AMS as a quality improvement priority and validates the authority of the AMS team.

What to include in an AMS Policy Document

A strong AMS policy will focus on providing concise, ‘need-to-know’ information, while still offering sufficient context to understand the overarching concepts and rationale.

Sample AMS Policy for a Local Health District or Network

This fact sheet provides advice on forming a team to undertake AMS activities and establishing a committee to oversee the AMS program in your facility.

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