As part of the multi-professional team approach to antimicrobial stewardship there is increasing recognition of the critical role of nurses and midwives in antimicrobial administration, management and monitoring.
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) have developed education resources to support staff in safeguarding antibiotics.
The following resources have been released November 2019.
In addition to the Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nurses and Midwives, PDF you will also be able to view the following Videos:
Professor Fiona McQueen, Chief Nursing Officer - Scottish Government
Jo McEwan, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Antimicrobial Stewardship - NHS Tayside
Lois Scobie, Senior Charge Nurse - Perth Royal Infirmary
Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship - November 2019
Professor Fiona McQueen- Chief Nursing Officer- Scottish Government- Video
Jo McEwen, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Antimicrobial Stewardship- NHS Tayside
Lois Scobie, Senior Charge Nurse- Perth Royal Infirmary
Patient safety education scenario for antimicrobial stewardship education resource.
Resource for health and social care staff outlining key messages on keeping antibiotics working, with a focus on what, why, who, how and where.