Improving antibiotic stewardship by involving nurses

Elizabeth E Gillespie, Anne Rodrigues, Louise Wright, Natalie Williams, Rhonda Lee Stuart

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Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship programs are important preventative strategies to reduce hospital-acquired infection, typically involving medical and pharmacy staff. Because nurses are pivotal in administering medication prescribed by medical staff and filled by pharmacy staff, we assessed nursing attitudes and antimicrobial stewardship knowledge before and after an education intervention that focused on nursing involvement in antimicrobial management. This study supports involving nurses as a means of improving antibiotic stewardship.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365 - 367
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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