An integrated stewardship model: Antimicrobial, infection prevention and diagnostic (AID)

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Abstract

Considering the threat of antimicrobial resistance and the difficulties it entails in treating infections, it is necessary to cross borders and approach infection management in an integrated, multidisciplinary manner. We propose the antimicrobial, infection prevention and diagnostic stewardship model comprising three intertwined programs: antimicrobial, infection prevention and diagnostic stewardship, involving all stakeholders. The focus is a so-called theragnostics' approach. This leads to a personalized infection management plan, improving patient care and minimizing resistance development. Furthermore, it is important that healthcare regions nationally and internationally work together, ensuring that the patient (and microorganism) transfers will not cause problems in a neighboring institution. This antimicrobial, infection prevention and diagnostic stewardship model can serve as a blue print to implement innovative, integrative infection management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalFuture microbiology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1-Jan-2016

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • diagnostic stewardship
  • infection management
  • infection prevention stewardship
  • personalized treatment
  • point-of-impact testing
  • RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS-AUREUS
  • EHEALTH TECHNOLOGIES
  • RESPIRATORY VIRUSES
  • ENTEROVIRUS D68
  • IMPROVE
  • GUIDELINES
  • OUTBREAK
  • DISEASES
  • SUPPORT
  • IMPACT

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