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Case history from Nigeria

In this video Professor Oyinola Oduyebu explains how they started a stewardship programme in Nigeria. Barriers such as funding caused delays to the project but the Global PPS data provided …

Case history from South Africa

Watch this video by Professor Andrew Whitelaw in which he explains why there was a need to develop antimicrobial stewardship in South Africa. This video expands on the case detailed …

Frequency, format and delivery of feedback

In designing your stewardship intervention you need to define who, when, how often and via what means feedback should be provided consistently. A meta-regression analysis by Ivers et al found …

Examples of feedback

Feedback mandates comparison of current behaviour with past behaviour or with others’ behaviour or with a standard. Therefore, defining process and outcome measures are key in understanding and interpreting quality …

Quantity measures

As Dr Adrian Brink explained in his low hanging fruit example they targeted duration of therapy and double cover. In this video Aalaa Afdal explains how to use quantity measures …

Quality measures

In this video Aalaa Afdal explains the reason to measure and how to measure the quality of antibiotic prescribing. You may want to look at the Global PPS tool she …

Antimicrobial use measures

In this video Aalaa Afdal, a pharmacist, explains how measurement is the cornerstone to antimicrobial stewardship programmes. Audit was key to starting the antimicrobial stewardship programme described by Dr Fajolu …

Low hanging fruit – an example from South Africa

As in the example from Nigeria, in South Africa resources and staff are limited. There aren’t enough infectious disease resources or microbiologists in all hospitals. There aren’t Infectious Disease pharmacists …

Mrs Oyegoke, a nursing perspective

In this video Mrs Oyegoke, Director of Nursing Services and Lagos University Teaching Hospital, offers a nursing perspective on Antimicrobial Stewardship. She explains what antimicrobial stewardship is, the goals and …

Mrs Opanuga, a pharmacy perspective

In this video Mrs Opanuga, Head of Pharmacy in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, explains what stewardship is and how they started in her location. She introduces the concept of Defined …

Where to start? An example from Nigeria

Please watch this video in which Dr Ireti Fajolu describes how they started in their location. As you watch the video reflect on how their AMS program started and whether …

How to develop antibiotic guidelines and policies

The terms antibiotic policy and guidelines are often used interchangeably and may be confusing to many healthcare providers. An antibiotic policy is a set of principles to guide implementation of …