Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
2Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
How can Hospital Pharmacists contribute to the appropriate use of drugs used to treat infections?

How can Hospital Pharmacists contribute to the appropriate use of drugs used to treat infections?

Ratings: (0)|Views: 32|Likes:
Global rates of antimicrobial resistance are rising and inappropriate prescribing and misuse of anti-infectious agents are causual factors. The Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland has been initiated, with the hospital pharmacist identified as a key individual. The SARI pharmacist can contribute to the appropriate use of antimicrobials through audit, education and prescribing initiatives.



Global rates of antimicrobial resistance are rising and inappropriate prescribing and misuse of anti-infectious agents are causual factors. The Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland has been initiated, with the hospital pharmacist identified as a key individual. The SARI pharmacist can contribute to the appropriate use of antimicrobials through audit, education and prescribing initiatives.



More info:

Published by: Undergraduate Awards on Sep 01, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
See more
See less

10/27/2013

 
How can Hospital Pharmacists contribute to theappropriate use of drugs used to treat infections?
Senior Sophister Practice of Pharmacy DissertationBSc(Pharm) 2009
Louisa Conlon05388554
Centre for the Practice of PharmacyThe School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesTRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
 
Table of Contents
Abstract page 1Introduction page 2Method page 4Discussion page 6Infection page 6Treatment of Infection page 7Resistance to Antimicrobials page 7Resistance in Hospitals page 9Control of Resistance page 11Antimicrobial Stewardship page 12
 Audit 
 page 15
 Education
 page 17
 Formulary Restriction
 page 18
 Prescribing Initiatives
 page 20
 Infection Control 
 page 22The Contribution of the Hospital Pharmacist page 23The Effect of Antimicrobial Stewardship page 28The Cost of the Strategy for the Control of Resistance page 31Issues with Antimicrobial Stewardship page 32Challenges for the Future page 35Conclusion page 37References page 40Appendix page 53
 
Abstract
The aim of this dissertation was to ascertain how the Irish hospital pharmacist cancontribute to the appropriate use of antimicrobials to treat infection. Both descriptiveand primary research reports were identified and included.It has been estabished that global rates of antimicrobial resistance are rising andinappropriate prescribing and misuse of anti-infectious agents are causual factors. Asa result, the Strategy for the control of Antimicrobial Resistance in Ireland (SARI) has been initiated, with the hospital pharmacist identified as a key individual in this project. It was found that the SARI pharmacist can contribute to the appropriate use of antimicrobials through audit, education and prescribing initiatives. However, it wasnoted that SARI pharmacists lack training and participation in antimicrobialstewardship is low, and concomitantly, an ever gradual rise in antibiotic consumptionis occuring in Irish hospitals. From analysis of the literature, it is evident thatantimicrobial stewardship results in decreased antibiotic use and reduced resistanceeven though there are costs, issues and challenges associated with the programmes.It was concluded that an increase in the number of SARI pharmacists and their  participation in stewardship is essential to ensure a uniform approach to resistance. ASARI implementation body is necessary to get the project off the ground in somehospitals and accredited training and standards for antibiotic pharmacists is required.Universal electronic databanks would also be useful in curbing antimicrobialconsumption as well as the requirement for local antibiotic formularies to control usein the community.

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->