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Title: How to educate prescribers in antimicrobial stewardship practices
Authors: Pulcini, Celine
Gyssens, Inge C.
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: VIRULENCE, 4 (2), p. 192-202
Abstract: Widespread antimicrobial use has compromised its value, leading to a crisis of antimicrobial resistance. A major cause of misuse is insufficient knowledge of prescribing of antimicrobials in many categories of professionals. An important principle of antimicrobial stewardship is avoiding selection pressure in the patient, both on pathogen and commensal by avoiding unnecessary use, choosing the least broad-spectrum antibiotic, adequate doses, a good timing and the shortest possible duration. Up to now, most educational efforts have been targeted at professionals (mostly medical doctors) after their training and at the adult public. In the past few years, progress has been made in educating children. It is now crucial that academia and ministries of Health and Education jointly focus on an adapted undergraduate medical/professional curriculum that teaches all necessary principles of microbiology, infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology, with emphasis on the principles of prudent prescribing.
Notes: [Pulcini, Celine] CHU Nice, Serv Infectiol, Nice, France. [Pulcini, Celine] Univ Nice Sophia Antipolis, Fac Med, Nice, France. [Gyssens, Inge C.] Radboud Univ Nijmegen, Med Ctr, NL-6525 ED Nijmegen, Netherlands. [Gyssens, Inge C.] Canisius Wilhelmina Hosp, Nijmegen, Netherlands. [Gyssens, Inge C.] Hasselt Univ, Hasselt, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/15088
DOI: 10.4161/viru.23706
ISI #: 000314895200011
ISSN: 2150-5594
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
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