Journal article

Perioperative antimicrobial decision making: Focused ethnography study in orthopedic and cardiothoracic surgeries in an Australian hospital

Trisha N Peel, Eliza Watson, Kelly Cairns, Ho Yin Ashley Lam, Heidi Zhangrong Li, Ganan Ravindran, Jayan Seneviratne, David Daly, Susan Liew, David McGiffin, Paul Myles, Darshini Ayton

Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Antimicrobial use in the surgical setting is common and frequently inappropriate. Understanding the behavioral context of antimicrobial use is a critical step to developing stewardship programs. DESIGN: In this study, we employed qualitative methodologies to describe the phenomenon of antimicrobial use in 2 surgical units: orthopedic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. SETTING: This study was conducted at a public, quaternary, university-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Healthcare professionals from the 2 surgical unit teams participated in the study. METHODS: We used focused ethnographic and face-to-face semi-structured interviews to observe antimicrobial decision-making behavi..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Trisha Peel is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia Career Development Fellowship (grant no. APP1140350). Professor Paul Myles is supported by an NHMRC (grant no. APP1135937) Practitioner Fellowship. The funder (NHMRC) had no role in the design, data analysis, or preparation of the manuscript.