Antibiotic Stewardship

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Antibiotic Stewardship

• What we envisage our nurses contributiontowards AMR management in Critical Care Units.• Challenges nurses face with AntibioticStewardship in the private setting.• The Way Forward…• Training and development – utilizing the currentresources within the private institutions.• Current initiatives in place from a nursingperspective


“The development of new antibiotics withouthaving mechanisms to ensure their appropriateuse is much like supplying your alcoholic patientswith a finer brandy.”Dennis Maki 1998


References• Edwards R, Drumright LN, Kiernan M, Holmes A. (2011) Covering more territory tofight resistance: considering nurses’ role in antimicrobial stewardship. Journal ofInfection Prevention 12(1): 6 - 10• Edwards R, Loveday H, Drumright, Holmes A. (2011) Should nurses be more involvedin antimicrobial management. Journal of Infection Prevention 12(4): 3 – 5• Kantor G, Van den Bergh D, Brink A. (2011) Best Care…Always! South African Journalof Epidemiology and Infection 26(1) 3-5• Lim F. (2010) What nurses need to know know about antibiotic resistance. MinorityNurse.• Fishman N. (2006) Antimicrobial Stewardship. American Journal of Medicine 119(S53-S61)• MacDougall C, Polk R. (2005) Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Health CareSystems. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 18(4): 638 – 656• Gillespie EE, Rodrigues AD, Williams NJ, Stuart RL. (2010) Improving AntibioticStewardship by involvement of the nurse at the bedside. Australian Infection ControlAssociation.• Kuper K. (2010) Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in “ID Resourcechallenged” hospitals. CDI Prevention Collaborative Audio Conference Call• Brier M, Wildschut A, Mgqolozana T. (2006) Nursing in a New Era: The Professionand Education of Nurses in South Africa. Chapter 4, Migration of South AfricanNurses. Cape Town. The Atlantic Philanthropies. HRSA Press


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