CCDR: Volume 41S-4, June 18, 2015: Antimicrobial stewardship

Inside this supplement: Antimicrobial stewardship

Stewardship is the responsible planning and management of resources and has been aptly applied to antimicrobials to prevent and moderate the development of resistance. In this supplement, read about some successful stewardship programs designed to moderate public demand and physician prescribing, and the importance of adopting a culture of stewardship across Canada. Stewardship is one of the three pillars of Canada’s Federal Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance, and is consistent with the Global Action Plan endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2015. See ID News to learn about an innovative way to develop new antibiotics.

Table of contents

Editorial
The importance of stewardship
Taylor G

Overviews
“Do Bugs Need Drugs?” A community education program for the wise use of antibiotics
Carson M, Patrick DM

“Choosing Wisely Canada” and antimicrobial stewardship: A shared focus on reducing unnecessary care
Born KB, Leis JA, Gold WL, Levinson W

Developing and expanding hospital antimicrobial stewardship: The Ontario experience
Nakamachi Y, West S, Dresser L, Morris AM

Summary of the Federal Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance and Use in Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Industry Canada, and National Research Council Canada

ID News
Innovation to address antimicrobial resistance

Useful links
World Health Organization. Antimicrobial Resistance: Global Report on Surveillance 2014.

World Health Organization. Draft global action plan on antimicrobial resistance 2015.

Upcoming webinar
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