Some antibiotic stewardship stories and big challenges in education at #ASMMicrobe2016

By Oliver J Dyar   This post includes talks from two sessions at the 2016 ASM Microbe meeting: Antimicrobial stewardship II and Big challenges in pre-clinical med student microbiology education. … Continue Reading →


Controversies in #AntimicrobialStewardship #ASMMicrobe2016 coverage by @ESGAP_ABS (June 18, 2016)

By Benedikt Huttner This is the first ESGAP summary on antimicrobial stewardship activities at ASM Microbe 2016, that is being held in Boston, and deals with the symposium “Controversies in … Continue Reading →


Antimicrobial Resistance: Burden and Proposed Solutions from a Multidisciplinary Approach (The O’Neill report)

By Leonardo Pagani (ESGAP EC member)   “…even at the current rates, it is fair to assume that over one million people will have died from AMR since I started … Continue Reading →


From development to implementation? The 2016 IDSA Antibiotic Stewardship Guidelines – a personal assessment

By Benedikt Huttner After nine years the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has now published an update of its antibiotic stewardship (ABS) guidelines (in collaboration with SHEA).1,2 ou can … Continue Reading →


All you need (pharmacist, doctor, nurse) to know about preparing and administering parenteral antibiotics

Diluted in 0,9% Sodium Chloride or in 5% Dextrose? Bolus? If not, how fast?   If you struggle finding answers on how to adequately prepare antibiotic parenteral infusions and how to … Continue Reading →


Modelling and meta-analyses of antimicrobial stewardship efficacy. More summaries from #ECCMID2016

  by Guillaume Béraud One of the most interesting sessions I had the opportunity to assist was “Modelling and meta-analyses of antimicrobial stewardship efficacy” which exposed some results involving mathematical … Continue Reading →


Day #4 at #ECCMID2016: Last but not least. @ESGAP_ABS selection of posters & sessions

by Oliver Dyar It was an action-packed day for antibiotic stewardship at ECCMID today, ranging from evolutionary microbiology, to strategies to improve antibiotic use in outpatient and inpatient settings.   … Continue Reading →


Fresh summary of Day 3 will help U to keep track of #AntimicrobialStewardship at #ECCMID when back home

Day #3 was also a good day at #ECCMID2016. Also many things to remark from the #AntimimicrobialStewardship (AS) perspective for those who could not attend the conference and even for those … Continue Reading →


Day 2 (Summary) @ #ECCMID2016. Keeping track of #AntimicrobialStewardship and other IT issues

I´m adapting to (some of) the new IT tools at #ECCMID2016. While, as said yesterday, the App is not very user-friendly, nor intuitive, I have to say that ECCMID live (Web) … Continue Reading →


Computerized decision support system as an AMS tool: There is still, a long way to go

    Comment on: Chow et al. Implementation hurdles of an interactive, integrated, point-of-care computerised decision support system for hospital antibiotic prescription. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2016 Feb;47(2):132-9. PMID: 26774157 … Continue Reading →