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The Role of Antibiotic Stewardship in Children

Video: Dr Sanjay Patel provides an introduction to the importance of antibiotic stewardship in children and management of suspected infections.

Sanjay suggests that robust systems are required to diagnose the infection in children but it is also vital to look at the drivers for why the parents are seeking help as in many cases the parents are not expecting an antibiotic prescription and are seeking reassurance.

A shared decision making approach with parents is also very important along with providing appropriate safety netting information.

Sanjay highlighted some important resources that are available here for you to use in your own practice.

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