Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Control Book 2015: A new open-access resource from WAAR

The writing of the 2015 AMR control book has just been released. Coordinated by WAAAR (the World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance, a non-profit international organization counting more than 700 members from 55 different … Continue Reading →

Hospital-wide Vintage Campaign to Increase Awareness for Better Antimicrobial Prescribing: Antimicrobial #StewARTship

Hospital Universitario La Paz in Madrid, Spain, has launched a hospital-wide campaign to engage prescribers in the principles of prudent antimicrobial use. The campaign, coordinated by the local Antimicrobial Stewardship Team … Continue Reading →

AMC Tool: A ready to Use Antimicrobial Consumption Calculator #AntimicrobialStewardship #Tool

  By Arno Muller   What is AMC tool? AMC Tool is the successor of ABC Calc and it is a simple computer tool to measure antimicrobial consumption in both … Continue Reading →

Global Education Programme to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance: Massive Open Online Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship

The University of Dundee and the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) are working in collaboration to offer a global Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS-MOOC) after signing a partnership agreement … Continue Reading →

Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Use: an Opportunity Knocking on your Door

This post is to inform you about a new ongoing hospital-based project: the “Global-Point Prevalence Survey on Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance (Global-PPS)”.  . Global-PPS is project aiming to expand a standardised surveillance method … Continue Reading →

Evidence-based Practice Guidelines for the Dx and Treatment of MDR Enterobacteriaceae #Carbapenemase via @SEIMC_

  The Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology (SEIMC) has just released its “Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Antimicrobial Treatment of Invasive Infections Due to Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae”, which are freely … Continue Reading →

German e-learning educational program on appropriate antibiotic use: Let´s go 2.0

By Barbara Hampel . The German National Reference Centers (NRZ) for monitoring important disease pathogens were called into being by the German Federal Ministry of Health in cooperation with the … Continue Reading →

Antimicrobial Stewardship has arrived to MOOC (Massive on-line Open Courses)

The University of Stanford has released a Massive on-line open Course (MOOC) entitled Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimization of Antibiotic Practices . This course is directed by Dr. Stan Deresinski with the collaboration … Continue Reading →

Practical Booklet Guide to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Hospitals

ESGAP welcomes the production of a short practical booklet guide to antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals. In a relatively short number of pages it provides healthcare professional teams with essential information … Continue Reading →