The Pieces of the Puzzle in Optimizing Medications Antimicrobial Stewardship
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Presented at the Optimizing Medications Workshop in Vancouver by Jim Hutchinson

Presented at the Optimizing Medications Workshop in Vancouver by Jim Hutchinson

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The Pieces of the Puzzle in Optimizing Medications Antimicrobial Stewardship The Pieces of the Puzzle in Optimizing Medications Antimicrobial Stewardship Presentation Transcript

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship A game changer Jim Hutchinson Clinical Lead
  • Stewardship An ethic that embodies the responsible planning and management of resources.
  • Prudence or Stewardship? Prudence – classically considered a virtue, in particular one of the four Cardinal virtues, conjures up the notion of morality. One who prescribes antibiotics poorly is immoral.
  • Prudence or Stewardship? Stewardship is entirely different. It is an ethic that embodies cooperative planning and management of resources and conjures the notion of help and guidance. One who prescribes antibiotics poorly needs guidance.
  • The newest CCM • Started last spring • Much accomplished • Capacity building is essential
  • PACE
  • Provincial Antimicrobial Clinical Expert Group
  • Work to date • Best Practices document created • Environmental scan completed • Negotiations to assume oversight of restrictions on antimicrobials in the BC Provincial formulary • Construction of a business case has commenced
  • Vision
  • PACE will help
  • help