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What does antimicrobial stewardship mean to you?

In this video, David Tisdall describes what AMS means to different people and how it can change over time.

Before we start this course, it is important to understand what AMS really is. In this video David Tisdall, the lead educator for this course, talks about what AMS means and how this can vary over time and between different people.

We all have a different perception of what AMS looks like because it is informed by our own experience of practice. The ideas around AMS could be categorised into:

  1. Evidence-based decision making.
  2. Diligent prescribing and user compliance.
  3. Moral duty and responsibility.

The BVA 7-point plan (which can also be accessed in the downloads section) talks about AMS as the responsible use of antimicrobials: The BVA 7-point plan Whereas when the WHO talk about antimicrobial stewardship, it is in the context of critically important antimicrobials for human health.

In the comments section discuss the following:

  • What does AMS mean to you?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities where you are?

Please find a downloadable copy of the PowerPoint slides used in the video in the downloads section below.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice

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