The role of the nurse in stewardship

Castro-Sánchez, Enrique ORCID: (2018) The role of the nurse in stewardship. In: Antimicrobial stewardship: from principles to practice. British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Birmingham, UK, pp. 265-276. ISBN 9781789269840

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This chapter justifies the participation of nurses in antimicrobial stewardship and the benefits of including them as core components of stewardship teams. Different drivers encouraging the participation of nurses, such as operational and organisational factors are discussed. Following that, some of the clinical tasks and roles that can be readily assumed by nurses in hospitals and community settings are discussed, including prescribing. The chapter presents some ideas about the importance of integrating non-clinical nursing staff, such as executives and managers, into stewardship efforts and with other healthcare professionals. Finally, the chapter briefly reviews some of the experiences already published reporting on nurse-led or nurse-focused interventions, concluding with some of the remaining barriers to be addressed before participation of nurses in stewardship programmes can be extended and scaled-up.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
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Depositing User: Enrique Castro Sanchez
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 10:06
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