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AMS in different settings

Interventions are designed, implemented and expected to be adopted with little thought given to understanding the culture and context in which they are to function sustainably.

Research in AMS is necessary from dissimilar cultures, economies and healthcare organisations. It is only when we know what the challenges are across the spectrum of healthcare globally that we can start finding global solutions.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

This animation provides an overview of some key findings from a qualitative study conducted across five countries investigating the implementation of AMS.

The key focuses of this animation are:

  1. In some countries access to antibiotics is too easy.

  2. Professional boundaries and respect for hierarchies can limit who can participate in decisions on antibiotic prescribing.

  3. The use of antibiotics in surgery needs to be optimised.

  4. There is a need to improve the support from governments and local authorities.

The remainder of week 1 will be used to illustrate the different antimicrobial stewardship models required in different countries and health care settings. As you go through, please use the comments section on each step to identify factors that are similar or completely different to elements of AMS where you are.

In the comments below please let us know:

  • Can you relate to any of the stories from the video?

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