Meet Ana Reis, the health psychologist who joined the Portuguese drive-AMS team. Ana elaborates on her approach to behavioural change, a key pillar of effective antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
From 24 to 26 January 2024, Portugal hosted the first of four in-country trainings on the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in hospitals.This successful 3-days course was organised by Dr. José Artur Paiva from the São João University Hospital and 14 faculty members from Portugal, Belgium and the Netherlands. Central throughout this training was inserting implementation science in hospital AMS programs.
Global-PPS is organising an online training on Thursday 18 January, which will be focussed on their inpatient methodology.
One year ago, the drive-AMS project was established. In this brief overview, we present the most significant milestones that have been reached in the course of its first year.
In this interview, Dr. Elias Iosifidis, member of the drive-AMS team in Greece, sheds his light on the daily challenges faced, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in the battle against AMR.
World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated annually from 18 to 24 November. Dedicated to raising awareness about global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and promoting best practices, this event provides an excellent opportunity to showcase drive-AMS's unique approach to enhancing appropriate antimicrobial prescribing through the implementation of sustainable antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Dr. José-Artur Paiva is director of the Intensive Care Medicine Department at the Centro Hospitalar Universitário Sao Joao in Portugal. In this interview, he covers critical insights into the fight against antimicrobial resistance and the instrumental role of the drive-AMS project. Dr. Paiva's experiences and future plans underscore the importance of collaborative efforts and proactive strategies in combating this global health challenge.
Read our interview with Dr. Jeroen Schouten, intensivist at Radboud University Medical Center and project lead of drive-AMS. Jeroen discusses the work that has been done during the first months of the project, essential lessons learned and his future goals for drive-AMS.
On 6 June 2023, country leads of the drive-AMS partner institutions held an online meeting to discuss the progress of the project and any challenges faced during the first 6 months of implementation.
Last week, drive-AMS organised a Training of Trainers Course in Nijmegen, hosted by Radboudumc. The course combined their Dutch AMS Masterclass and the Global-PPS tool and expertise. The future trainers were taught how to guide professionals and policy makers through developing and implementing a successful Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in their hospital, healthcare system, region or even country.