An international inventory of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) training programmes for AMS teams.
Naomi Weier, Dilip Nathwani, Karin Thursky, Thomas Tängdén, Vera Vlahović-Palčevski, Oliver Dyar, Bojana Beović, Gabriel Levy Hara, Rahul Patel, Céline Pulcini, Syed Tabish R Zaidi
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy | Published : 2021
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals are increasingly expected to lead antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) initiatives. This role in complex healthcare environments requires specialized training. OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the types of AMS training programmes available to clinicians seeking to play a lead role in AMS. We aimed to identify clinicians' awareness of AMS training programmes, characteristics of AMS training programmes available and potential barriers to participation. METHODS: AMS training programmes available were identified by members of the ESCMID Study Group for Antimicrobial Stewardship (ESGAP) via an online survey and through an online search in 2018. Individual training..View full abstract