Antimicrobial stewardship:the role of the nurse

Ladenheim, David, Rosembert, Denise, Hallam, Carole and Micallef, Christianne ORCID: (2013) Antimicrobial stewardship:the role of the nurse. Nursing Standard, 28 (6). pp. 46-49. ISSN 0029-6570

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Infections caused by organisms resistant to multiple drugs are associated with morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospital stay and increased costs. Since antibiotic use is the main factor in the development of resistance, it is hoped that the judicious use of antibiotics will reduce the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. This article addresses antibiotic misuse in the inpatient setting and outlines the role of the nurse in optimising antibiotic therapy through antimicrobial stewardship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: medicine(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Pharmacy
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 08:31
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 07:55
DOI: 10.7748/ns2013.

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