Do antibiotic ward rounds improve antibiotic prescribing?

Dr James Hinton, Dr May San Kyi, Dr Stella Barnass

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Departments of Pharmacy and Clinical Microbiology,West Middlesex University Hospital,Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6AF, UK


Objectives "¢ To review all prescription charts for patients receiving restricted antibiotics to ensure compliance with the Trust Antibiotic Guidelines or have been approved by one of the medical microbiologists "¢ To ensure antibiotics are stopped appropriately "¢ To optimise timing and choice of switch from intravenous to oral antibiotics "¢ To provide ongoing education of staff during the review "¢ To ensure ward staff are aware that the prescriptions are reviewed "¢ To inform guidelines on review of antibiotics for pharmacists new to the Trust

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17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and 25th International Congress of Chemotherapy
    • ECCMID 17th (2007)