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Title Antimicrobial stewardship : principles and practice / edited by Kerry LaPlante, Cheston B. Cunha, Haley J. Morrill, Louis B. Rice, and Eleftherios Mylonakis
Published Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Boston, MA, USA : CABI, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 431 pages)
Contents Overview of Antibiotic Stewardship -- Principles of Antibiotic Resistance in Antibiotic Stewardship -- Role of the Microbiology Laboratory in Antibiotic Stewardship -- Infection Control Aspects of Antibiotic Stewardship -- Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Aspects of Antibiotic Dosing in Antibiotic Stewardship -- Role of the Pharmacy Department in Antibiotic Stewardship -- Measuring Outcomes in Antibiotic Stewardship Programs -- Antimicrobial Stewardship and Various Practice Sites
Summary This book is a joint effort led by five editors, Kerry L. LaPlante, Cheston B. Cunha, Haley J. Morrill, Louis B. Rice, and Eleftherios Mylonakis, with a team of section editors and the authors, who have brought together 38 chapters that describe the principles and practice of antimicrobial stewardship, mainly with reference to the US. There are eight sections. The first provides an overview of antibiotic stewardship, and it looks at the principles and history of, clinical perspectives on, and importance of education in antimicrobial stewardship. The second, on the principles of antibiotic resistance in antibiotic stewardship, covers the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance, the roles of selection, induction, and colonization in its emergence, and its association with antibiotic usage strategies. Section III, on the role of the microbiology laboratory, considers active surveillance, the antibiogram, selective reporting, and new diagnostics. The fourth section, on infection control, reviews the epidemiology of a number of important antimicrobial-resistant organisms and discusses the role of the hospital epidemiologist in antibiotic stewardship. Section V, on the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of antibiotic dosing, deals with the principles of pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, the optimal use of several classes of antibiotics, and switching from intravenous to oral dosing. The sixth section, on the role of the pharmacy department, examines the role of pharmacists, formulary management, benchmarking, and stewardship interventions and technologic support for these. Section VII deals with the measurement of outcomes of stewardship programmes, and includes discussion of the guidelines and milestones, economic aspects, adverse events, and stewardship in areas of increased resistance. The final section explores antimicrobial stewardship at different practice sites, looking at how it converges with the unique populations involved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 05, 2017)
Subject Anti-Bacterial Agents -- administration & dosage
Drug Resistance, Microbial
Inappropriate Prescribing -- prevention & control
Drug resistance in microorganisms
Antiinfective agents.
Drug resistance in microorganisms.
Drug resistance.
Drug therapy.
Economic analysis.
Health care.
Health programmes.
Human diseases.
Infection control.
Infectious diseases.
Form Electronic book
Author LaPlante, Kerry, editor
C.A.B. International, iussing body
LC no. 2016023845
ISBN 178064440X (electronic book)
9781780644400 (electronic book)