European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) theme for this year focused on maintaining to keep antibiotics working also in times of a global pandemic.
FREMONT, CA: European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) theme for this year focused on maintaining to keep antibiotics working also in times of a global pandemic. EAHP and its members believe that the use of antibiotics plays an important role in battling the rising problem of antimicrobial resistance. In many countries, the clinical patient-facing role for hospital pharmacists has gained a prominent place. Among them, hospital antimicrobial pharmacist contribution is highly recognizable.
Hospital Pharmacists that is working as part of the multidisciplinary stewardship team, is the secret weapon of every healthcare system. It helps to manage the use of antimicrobials, along with other specialists such as the treating physician, the infectologist, the microbiologist, and infection control nurses. As part of the antibiotic stewardship team, the effective and appropriate use of antimicrobials is ideally contributed by hospital pharmacists.
With the management of the supply chain and supply to each specialty under the control of the pharmacy department and with years of study focused on the medications such as pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, adverse reactions, adequate use, interactions, and more, the hospital pharmacist can contribute to the development of prescribing guidelines. It also helps them to manage their implementation by an agreed access program supported by subsequent clinical use audits.
In order to ensure the availability of adequate antimicrobial therapy in the future, improvements for the antimicrobial/infection control team are identified by the hospital antimicrobial pharmacist. This also helps to support hospital and health system governance by providing data for key hospital performance indicators on antimicrobial consumption.