Why Nurses Should be Key Participants in ASPs

What role can nurses play in antimicrobial stewardship efforts? A very pivotal role, says Donna Bonanni, RN, MSN. “Nurses are antibiotic first responders,” she says, placing them in a key position to impact stewardship.

Bonanni, the Senior Director for the Medical Education Liaison team for US Clinical Operations at bioMérieux, recently participated in a Q&A with the bioMérieux Learning Lounge. In this Q&A, she discusses how nurses interface with antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) activities, how they can contribute to these efforts, and barriers to engaging nurses in ASPs effectively.