Journal article

Evaluating the implementability of Antibiotic Surgical Prophylaxis guidelines

Courtney Ierano, Darshini Ayton, Trisha Peel, Caroline Marshall, Karin Thursky

INFECTION DISEASE & HEALTH | ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Current Australian data highlight guideline noncompliant prescribing of antimicrobials for surgical prophylaxis. The study aim was to evaluate the implementability of the Australian national surgical prophylaxis (SAP) guidelines to identify facilitators for and barriers to compliance. METHODS: Key stakeholders appraised the surgical prophylaxis guidelines using the GuideLine Implementability Appraisal (GLIA) tool. Questions with 100% agreement for the response 'Yes' were identified as facilitators and those with 100% agreement for 'No', a barrier. Questions that did not receive 100% agreement, but had a majority (40-60%) 'Yes' or 'No' consensus were considered as borderline facil..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funds the Centre of Research Excellence-National Centre of Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS)


Funding Acknowledgements

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funds the Centre of Research Excellence-National Centre of Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) (Grant number: 1079625). NCAS provided funding of

000.00 (10 x
00 online gift vouchers) to the 10 participants as a token of appreciation for their time taken to participate in this project.