SASOCP position statement on the pharmacist's role in antibiotic stewardship

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  • N Schellack
  • E Bronkhorst
  • R Coetzee
  • B Godman
  • AGS Gous
  • S Kolman
  • Q Labuschagne
  • L Malan
  • AP Messina
  • C Naested
  • G Schellack
  • P Skosana
  • A Van Jaarsveld
Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed medicines in global healthcare practice today. Their effectiveness is crucial and often life-saving in humanity’s battle against pathogens and infectious diseases. Antibiotic/antimicrobial stewardship strategies and programs have become vital to the preservation of effective antibiotics and the optimisation of their use. The South African Society of Clinical Pharmacy (SASOCP) has written this guideline to outline the importance, role and purpose of pharmacists in such stewardship programmes, both in the public, as well as the private hospital sectors in South Africa. It also provides an overview of various approaches to antibiotic preservation, behavioural change, stewardship measures, and monitoring strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
JournalSouthern African Journal of Infectious Diseases
StateAccepted/In press - 9 Nov 2017

    Research areas

  • antibiotic stewardship, antibiotic resistance, South Africa

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