Antimicrobial Steward Program 5 Minute Update - January 2018

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Antimicrobial Steward Program 5 Minute Update - January 2018

30-Jan-2018

Across Canada, approximately 92% of antimicrobial doses are dispensed in the community, making it a key realm of engagement for antimicrobial stewardship.

Unfortunately, Saskatchewan remains the second highest user of community-prescribed antimicrobials when compared to the other provinces and territories. 

The ASP has completed a three-year (2015-2017) analysis of antimicrobial use in a group of urban and rural community clinics in the Regina area. This analysis allows community-based prescribers to compare their prescribing habits to their colleagues both within their clinic and among the larger group of clinics.

Also attached is our February 13, Tuesday at noon presentation where we will discuss not only the numbers in Primary Health, but in Acute care as well.

Email antimicrobial.stewardship@saskhealthauthority.ca to request WebEx log on information or site location for Telehealth connections.

Submitted by: Robert Parker, Program Manager, Antimicrobial & Clinical Stewardship