The Pharmacist’s Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Use

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2024) | Viewed by 860

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Centre for Medicines Optimisation Research and Education, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London NW1 2PG, UK
Interests: antibiotic prescribing; electronic prescribing; institutional health care; medication safety; medication errors in children and care homes; the role of information technology in reducing medication errors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antimicrobial stewardship refers to the coordinated efforts of healthcare professionals to optimize the use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs to ensure that they are used appropriately and effectively. Pharmacists play a crucial role in antimicrobial stewardship by working closely with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to monitor patients’ antimicrobial therapy and make recommendations for the appropriate use, dosage, and duration of treatment. They also provide education to patients and healthcare providers on the importance of using antibiotics only when necessary, adhering to dosing regimens, completing the full course of treatment, and monitoring the risks associated with misuse. Overall, pharmacists are essential members of the healthcare team in the fight against antimicrobial resistance and the promotion of safe and effective antimicrobial use, in the desire to improve patient outcomes.

This Special Issue, titled “The Pharmacist’s Role in Antimicrobial Stewardship and Use”, aims to highlight the critical role that pharmacists play in promoting appropriate antimicrobial use and stewardship. The Special Issue aims to collate current research, practices, and innovations in antimicrobial stewardship from around the world to showcase the important contributions of pharmacists in this area.

Dr. Yogini Jani
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • healthcare professionals
  • antibiotics
  • pharmacists
  • patients’ antimicrobial therapy
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • safe and effective antimicrobial use

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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