Antimicrobial prescribing practice

Castro-Sánchez, Enrique ORCID: (2020) Antimicrobial prescribing practice. In: Antimicrobial stewardship for nursing practice. CAB International. ISBN 9781789242690

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Chapter 5 addresses the 4th domain of the antimicrobial stewardship framework, which is antimicrobial prescribing practice with 10 competency descriptors: (1) recognizing and managing sepsis; (2) describing why it is important to use local guidelines to initiate prompt, effective; antimicrobial treatment in patients with life-threatening infections; (3) describing why it is important to switch from intravenous antimicrobials to oral therapy; (4) describing how to switch from IV antimicrobials to oral therapy; (5) the appropriateness of antimicrobial administration models such as outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy; (6) the use of perioperative prophylactic antimicrobials to prevent surgical site infection; (7) factors that can influence antimicrobial prescribing and the implications for antimicrobial stewardship programmes; (8) national guidance on completion of a course of antimicrobials; (9) how to identify the medicines with which antimicrobials can interact and why this is important; and (10) the difference between empiric, targeted and prophylactic antimicrobial therapy.

Item Type: Book Section
Identifier: 10.1079/9781789242690.0057
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Enrique Castro Sanchez
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 15:09
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2022 15:09

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