This document updates the 2014 Core Elements for Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs and incorporates new evidence and lessons learned from experience with the Core Elements.
A recently published report on the US poultry industry provides a better picture of antibiotic use within US poultry farms.
Researchers have found linkages between positive patient reviews and the prescription of antibiotics related to telemedicine. The study found that antibiotics were prescribed in 55% of 12,842 telemedicine encounters reviewed and raised questions about the potentials for enabling antibiotic resistance.
Researchers with the Wellcome Sanger Institute have published a study that reinforces that hospitals are the primary source for multidrug-resistant pathogens. The results highlight the threat of carbapenem resistance, one of the most powerful antibiotics used in hospitals.
A small survey by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network found that while support among healthcare facilities for antimicrobial stewardship rose since 2013, the surveillance for multi-drug resistant organisms either remained at the same level or slightly decreased.
This document outlines how Wawles will address the risks of the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance in animals and the environment. It discusses best agriculture best practices that align with antimicrobial stewardship.
The Welsh government released a five-year plan to decrease antimicrobial resistance in their livestock population. With an emphasis on prevention and judicious use of antimicrobials, the Welsh government aims to use antimicrobials wisely to preserve their effectiveness.
Tajikistan is the first country in the Europe and Central Asia region to conduct pilot tests of the Progressive Management Pathway for antimicrobial resistance. The tool self-assessment tool provides guidance for countries in developing and implementing a One Health national action plan.
The AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance) Trust Fund, a collaborative effort by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO), will scale up efforts to support countries in countering the immediate threat of AMR.
To help combat antimicrobial resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the AWaRe portal which divides antibiotics into three groups – Access, Watch and Reserve.