Joint EWMA - BSAC article on Antimicrobial stewardship in wound care adopted in EU-JAMRAI repository
The joint EWMA and British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) position paper ‘Antimicrobial stewardship in wound care’, originally published in 2016, has been adopted in the EU-JAMRAI repository as part of their libraries of high-quality stewardship guidance which is a delivery under Work Package 7.
The paper is included under the following categories:
- All Levels Of Care
- Hospital Care
- Long Term Care
Read more at www.eu-jamrai.eu/wp7-result1/
The paper addresses that it is crucial for clinicians to use antibiotics wisely considering the growing global problem of antibiotic resistance. Wise use of antibiotics means following the principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS). Treatment of various types of wounds is one of the more common reasons for prescribing antibiotics. The paper is aimed at providing clinicians an understanding of:
- The basic principles of why AMS is important in caring for patients with infected wounds
- Who should be involved in AMS
- How to conduct AMS for patients with infected wounds.
Download the paper free of charge and read more here EWMA Antimicrobial Stewardship programme.