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What is antimicrobial stewardship?

In this video Professor Manaf Alqahtani discusses antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship and diagnostic stewardship.

In this video Professor Manaf Alqahtani discusses antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antimicrobial stewardship (AMS), linking it to broader discussions on diagnostic stewardship and the support it provides for AMS programmes.

Antimicrobial stewardship encourages appropriate and responsible use of antimicrobials, and is crucial in the ongoing fight against antimicrobial resistance. Diagnostic stewardship makes use of laboratory testing to guide, and optimise, treatment choices and patient outcomes, slowing AMR spread.

The link between AMS and diagnostic stewardship is discussed briefly in this video and is expanded on in the following step, with syndromic testing as the laboratory method of choice.

References cited in the video have been provided as links in the see also section below.

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Syndromic Testing and Antimicrobial Stewardship

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