The Global-PPS in Iran primarily started in 2015 in the Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, concurrently with the first global attempt for data collection about antibiotic consumption conducted by the University of Antwerp, Belgium. From 2017, the Global-PPS was repeated every year with additionaldata collected in 4 new hospitals in Sanandaj.
For a long time, the overuse and inappropriate use of both antibiotics and antimalarial drugs has been observed. This poses a threat to the financial situation of this rural hospital. The problem is known, but behavioral change is challenging.
Optimizing antimicrobial prescribing in hospitals through antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is essential in addressing the threat of antimicrobial resistance. This study reports the results of five consecutive PPS in a private tertiary hospital in the Philippines, using the Global-PPS protocol.
The 31st European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), will take place in Vienna, Austria from 9 – 12 July 2021. Abstracts can be submitted from 11 January to 24 February 2021.
The Global-PPS team published a paper that focuses on the implementation of antimicrobial stewardship in hospitals in the Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance (Global-PPS) network.
Over the past few months, the Global-PPS team has been busy updating the real-time feedback report. They now also provide insight into prevalence’s for the different antibiotic subgroups, healthcare-associated infections and use of invasive devices and the novel WHO AWaRE classification.
When participating in the Global-PPS, online data entry is an important step. We have now created a set of tutorial videos to guide you through the process of online data entry, validation and reporting.
At the 31st edition of ECCMID, Global-PPS participants from Nigeria, Belgium, the Philippines, Cote d’Ivoire, and Iran will present seven abstracts making use of the Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance.
On 5 April 2021, the Global-PPS team published a paper in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy that focuses on hospital antibiotic prescribing patterns in adult patients according to the WHO Access, Watch and Reserve classification (AWaRe).
2020 CLIMIDSON conference in Nigeria Our Nigerian participants proudly launched their first (virtual) annual scientific conference of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Society of Nigeria (CLIMIDSON): “Antimicrobial Stewardship: Time to…