Antibiotic Stewardship: Room for quality improvement

14:30 - 15:00

The aim of this session is to highlight specific methods that can improve antibiotic stewardship in hospitals, including point prevalence surveys, time-series analysis and benchmarking. By the end of this session, the following topics will be addressed: Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) and its utility in understanding antimicrobial prescribing practices, using PPS to identify targets for quality improvement,  time-series analysis and its utility for designing antibiotic stewardship, and  examples of undertaken research on the previous two topics along with briefly demonstrating its utility in bench marking.

Dr Mamoon Al Aldeyab, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice/Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, School of Applied Sciences