Infection prevention and control programs are essential to antibiotic stewardship efforts

APIC, SHEA, SIDP update position paper highlighting synergy of IPC and AS

Date: March 26, 2018

Source: Eurek Alert

Author: SOCIETY FOR HEALTHCARE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AMERICA

Excerpt: “Infection prevention and control (IPC) and antibiotic stewardship (AS) programs are inextricably linked, according to a joint position paper published today by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), and the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP) in APIC and SHEA’s peer-review journals, the American Journal of Infection Control and Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

This paper is an important update to a 2012 paper that affirmed the key roles of infection preventionists (IPs) and healthcare epidemiologists (HEs) in promoting effective use of antimicrobials in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. The new paper highlights the synergy of IPC and AS programs, including the importance of a well-functioning IPC program as a central component to a successful AS strategy.”

Link: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/sfhe-ipa032618.php

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