Antimicrobial Stewardship e-learning


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What is Antimicrobial Stewardship?


Textbook definition:

"an organisational or healthcare-system-wide approach to promoting and monitoring judicious use of antimicrobials to preserve their future effectiveness"

    NICE NG 15 (2015)



What it means in practice:

  • Only prescribe antibiotics where there is genuine evidence that they are indicated
  • When they are indicated antibiotics should be prescribed as optimally as possible


This package will explore why this is important and what exactly we mean by 'optimal' use - click to continue