Microbiology and Infectious Disease; An Introduction to… series
Session 4 of 4
This webinar will provide an overview on the local and national antimicrobial stewardship initiatives and strategies used to optimise infection management. This will include an update on changing patients and prescriber behaviours and how we can influence these key stakeholders to better use our antimicrobials
This series is ideal for antimicrobial pharmacists starting out in this speciality, non-specialists and newly qualified pharmacists with an interest in antimicrobial stewardship.
Many of the concepts will focus on the management of infection in hospital setting but the principles and content are universal to all aspects of healthcare provision including community, clinic and non-acute settings.
The aim of this session is to introduce attendees to the key strategies and quality improvement projects that are used by antimicrobial stewardship teams to optimise antimicrobial usage at local and national level.
After this webinar, attendees should be able to:
- Describe the key AMS interventions introduced in to healthcare (e.g. IVOST, 48-72hour review, audit and feedback)
- Discuss the antimicrobial stewardship strategies used to change behaviours
- Define and describe common and successfully used interventions in healthcare that improve antimicrobial prescribing
Ryan Hamilton, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Kettering General Hospital
Stephen Hughes, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust