Tag Archives: Australia

Dental Antimicrobial Stewardship – excellent UK toolkit released

In November 2016, a  Dental Antimicrobial Stewardship: toolkit was released.  It was developed in response to findings in the May 2016  Antimicrobial Resistance review by the Dental Subgroup of the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR).  It complements these existing standards:   General Dental Council (GDC) standards/guidance and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Fundamental Standards.

Australian National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: Objective Six, Collaboration- What does it mean for HNE?

Objective Six of the  Australian strategy aims to strength international partnerships and collaboration on this global issue. The global movement of people, food, animals and other products facilitates spread of resistant pathogens. Growth of medical tourism enables spread of healthcare-acquired infections or MRO colonisation between hospitals in different countries. International collaboration is essential . Priorities include: Active engagement with multilateral organisations, such as […]

National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: Objective Two, AMS- What does it mean for HNE?

Objective two of the recently released strategy focuses on implementation of effective antimicrobial stewardship across all sectors of human health. The 2013 National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey deemed 30% of hospital antimicrobial prescriptions were inappropriate although it was hard to tell because only 71% had a reason for prescription documented in the medical notes. Inappropriate antimicrobial use is […]

Australian National Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy: Objective One, Education- What does it mean for HNE?

Objective One of the recently released strategy aims to increase awareness and understanding of antimicrobial resistance, its implications and actions to combat it, through effective communication, education and training. Antimicrobial resistance affects everyone. Increased public awareness has been identified as a key aspect to manage this threat by changing expectations regarding antibiotic prescriptions. Education of all prescribers […]

Australia releases first National Strategy to address Antimicrobial Resistance

This week Health Minister, Susan Ley and Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce released a statement regarding the publication of Australia’s first national strategy to address antimicrobial resistance. The strategy covers the next 4 years and aims to reduce Australia’s antimicrobial use to combat resistance.  It is based on the WHO Global Action Plan for AMR. The […]

Review from OZDOC about the Edition 15 of Australian antibiotic guidelines

From our Neil Wearne : Another edition of antibiotic guidelines hopefully allowing us all to keep up to date – Ozdoc article and comments .

Australian Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic, version 15 released

Australia remains lucky to have a nationally-endorsed antibiotic guideline. This underpins antimicrobial stewardship efforts across community and healthcare settings.