Antimicrobial stewardship: the role of the nurse

David Ladenheim, Denise Rosembert, Carole Hallam, Christianne Micallef

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Standard
Volume28
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2013

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