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Antimicrobial resistance is a growing but manageable crisis

More widespread antimicrobial resistance (AMR) would not only be a patient safety nightmare, but it would put healthcare workers at risk as well, including employees working in hospitals, nursing homes, and laboratories. To slow down this potential scenario, effective antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) need to be made a priority, says Amanda Beaudoin, DVM, PhD, director of the One Health Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative at the Minnesota Department of Health.

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