Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy

Name/Title

Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-4586

Current from

06/05/2014

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Policy

Summary

Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is a systematic approach to optimising use of antimicrobials to reduce inappropriate use, improve patient outcomes and reduce adverse consequences of antimicrobial use (including antimicrobial resistance, toxicity and unnecessary costs). This policy is intended to supplement the existing WACHS Medication Administration for Nurses, Midwives and Unregulated Health Workers Policy.

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