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The antimicrobial stewardship team is growing

23-Jun-2016

The Antimicrobial Stewardship team is almost complete. Dr. Charles has agreed to join the team, working in Infectious Disease Services and as program co-lead. She joins the program’s researcher and pharmacist who have already begun their focus on networking and the basic education around what an antimicrobial stewardship program is and how it affects you and the Region’s overall focus on Quality and Safety.

The Antimicrobial Stewardship team
L-R: Research Student Christine Lee, Dr. Jason Vanstone, Robert Parker and Dr. Casey Philips are the core antimicrobial stewardship team.

Many areas are already stewards of antibiotics without even knowing it. We’re recognizing all the great things people have done to date on this initiative. As we go forward, we intend to consolidate those efforts and ensure all stakeholders see, know and understand what we are collectively trying to achieve.

Not all bugs need drugs. Patients play an important role in determining what kind of medication is right for them.

Please contact us to learn more about the antimicrobial stewardship program and how you can play a role in empowering patients and ourselves to save antibiotics.

For more information, visit or webpage or email antimicrobial.stewardship@rqhealth.ca.