Antimicrobial stewardship by Matthew Laundy, Mark Gilchrist, Laura Whitney

By Matthew Laundy, Mark Gilchrist, Laura Whitney

Antibiotic resistance threatens the potent prevention and therapy of infections. Antimicrobial Stewardship offers a realistic advisor in this transforming into sector, supported by way of the evaluate of the to be had facts, together with instance case studies.

summary: Antibiotic resistance threatens the potent prevention and therapy of infections. Antimicrobial Stewardship presents a realistic consultant in this growing to be quarter, supported by means of the assessment of the on hand facts, together with instance case reviews

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Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2009;53:4264–​69. 18 Smith RD, Coast J, Millar MR, Wilton P, Karcher AM. Interventions against antimicrobial resistance: a review of the literature and exploration of modelling cost-​effectiveness. Global Forum for Health Research, September 2001. pdf 19 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Antimicrobial Resistance Interactive Database (EARS-​net). aspx (last accessed 6 June 2015). 20 Securing new drugs for future generations: the pipeline of antibiotics.

The remaining themes are described in other chapters of this book. Education To ensure the continued sustainability of any ASP it is important to provide a solid foundation of knowledge about antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control tailored appropriately for all healthcare professionals. Embedding the principles of antimicrobial stewardship and adherence to infection guidelines within medical, pharmacy, and nursing school curricula is fundamental to this end. Of particular importance for medical prescribers as they transition from student to practitioner is practical induction into prudent prescribing practice.

What is antimicrobial stewardship? Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is a coordinated, quality improvement strategy designed to encourage the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing collateral antimicrobial effects. Collateral effects are primarily AMR and CDI but also include any other adverse antimicrobial event. AMS promotes prudent, effective prescribing through optimization of antimicrobial selection, dosage, duration of treatment, and route of administration [8]â•„.

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