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Antimicrobial Stewardship

November 12-18, 2018, is Antibiotic Awareness Week – a global effort to promote the wise use of antibiotics. Please click the links below for information on antibiotic awareness campaigns developed by AMMI Canada's Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance Committee (ASRC) as well as other initiatives.

 

    Symptom-Free Pee: LET IT BE
Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Long-Term Care Residents and Elderly Patients in Acute Care

New in 2018! Acute Care tool-set added to the Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Toolkit!

The AMMI Canada ASRC has developed resources to stop inappropriate antibiotic use for asymptomatic bacteriuria in long-term care residents and elderly patients in acute care. The campaign aims to reach nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, front-line health care providers, patients, and families involved with long-term care facilities with the view to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and promote antimicrobial stewardship in Canada.



   
  Business Case
for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Acute Care, Cancer Care, Rehabilitation, and Complex Continuing Care

The AMMI Canada ASRC has authored a Business Case document package for Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs. The intent of this initiative is to facilitate healthcare leaders in acquiring the necessary resources from healthcare administrators to launch or improve their own antimicrobial stewardship programs.



   
  Antibiotic Awareness Week

 

Archived Materials (click to expand)

Archived: NCCID Webinar

Title: Making the Case for Stewardship – The AMMI Canada Business Case and Essentials for Program Establishment
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Presenter: Dr. Andrew Morris
Discussant: Dr. Paul E. Bonnar

Note that the webinar was developed as part of the ‘Knowledge Translation in Public Health Medicine’ series, led by the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in partnership with the Public Health Physicians of Canada. NCCID was the host Centre.  

Link to the archived recording: http://nccid.adobeconnect.com/pwian575vr37/

Learning objectives

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current state of antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) in Canada;
  • Summarize the evidence for initiating ASPs;
  • Describe the essential elements for ASP establishment;
  • Apply lessons for communicating arguments for ASPs (e.g. fiscal, ethical) to senior healthcare administrators, or other leaders;
  • Assess the role of public health professionals in inter-disciplinary collaboration to promote scale-up / spread of ASPs.

 


Letter (2017-09-27):
G7 2018 – Canada must demonstrate leadership, galvanize global attention, and marshal resources to address antimicrobial stewardship and antimicrobial resistance  (English | Français)

 


Press Release (2017-08-23):
International experts call for major investments in antimicrobial stewardship programs  (English | Français)

 


 




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