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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

November 18-24, 2020, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections.

 

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week - November 18-24, 2020

 

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

AMMI Canada position statement on asymptomatic bacteriuria - published in JAMMI, March 12, 2018 - PDF Version

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.

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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