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Category list : Antimicrobial stewardship

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    Chief medical officer warns antibiotic resistance could signal 'end of modern medicine'

    17 OCT 2017 12:25

    England’s chief medical officer Sally Davies has warned that if antibiotics lose their effectiveness it would spell “the end of modern medicine”.

  • Wash your hands to help save antibiotics Subscription

    2 OCT 2017 15:33

    29 September 2017: As part of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) campaign on antibiotic resistance, Ash Soni, president of the RPS, and others hit the airwaves to explain how effective handwashing can help prevent infections. More than 20 TV and radio interviews took place, including on BBC Breakfast where Soni demonstrated the best technique for handwashing and pointed out that “it only takes 20 seconds to wash your hands properly, but if you get an infection you could ...

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    It’s in our hands: RPS campaign on antimicrobial stewardship encourages good handwashing Subscription

    29 SEP 2017 13:10 By Corrinne Burns

    More than 80% of adults in the UK do not wash their hands for long enough to prevent infection, according to a survey conducted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

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    International Pharmaceutical Federation issues updated statement on AMR

    28 SEP 2017 14:16

    Pharmacists should be encouraging immunisation and implementing antibiotic effectiveness health education campaigns to help control antimicrobial resistance (AMR), new International Pharmaceutical Federation (IPR) recommendations have said.

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    AMR: time is running out, we need action now Subscription

    27 SEP 2017 9:08

    AMR is one of the biggest threats to modern medicine and the global economy, yet millions of people are unaware of its potentially catastrophic implications.

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    AMR and diagnostics: pointing the way to better infection control Subscription

    22 SEP 2017 15:40 By Suzanne Elvidge

    Antimicrobial resistance — the ability of previously sensitive microorganisms to resist the effects of an antimicrobial agent — is a growing problem. The World Health Organization has warned that we could be moving into a post-antibiotic era where even minor injuries could lead to life-threatening infections, consequently putting an end to complex surgery and returning us to an era where childbirth is high-risk.

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    Urgent need for new antibiotics to tackle antimicrobial resistance, says WHO

    20 SEP 2017 15:42

    The number of new antibiotics in development is insufficient to mitigate the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to a report launched by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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    European Medicines Agency to host AMR summit

    14 SEP 2017 15:52

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is to host a summit meeting with doctors’ and patients’ organisations, academics, EU member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) to discuss how collaboration can help tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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    Antimicrobial therapies for Gram-positive infections Subscription

    Gram-positive bacteria are among the most common human pathogens associated with clinical infections, which range from mild skin infections to sepsis. In an era defined by antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and an increasing drive toward delivering patient care via ambulatory pathways, the paradigm for the management of infections is changing. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), the best known cases of ...

  • Impact of non-medical prescribers on AMS and AMR should not be overlooked Subscription

    8 SEP 2017 15:36 By Negin Sardashti
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    We read with interest the article ’Pharmacist independent prescribers can make a significant contribution to antimicrobial stewardship’ by Hodson, Deslandes and Courtenay M (The Pharmaceutical Journal 2017;298:313).

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