Do antibiotic ward rounds improve antibiotic prescribing?

Dr James Hinton, Dr May San Kyi, Dr Stella Barnass

Full title: 

Do antibiotic ward rounds improve antibiotic prescribing?

Abstract: 

Objectives • To review all prescription charts for patients receiving restricted antibiotics to ensure compliance with the Trust Antibiotic Guidelines or have been approved by one of the medical microbiologists • To ensure antibiotics are stopped appropriately • To optimise timing and choice of switch from intravenous to oral antibiotics • To provide ongoing education of staff during the review • To ensure ward staff are aware that the prescriptions are reviewed • To inform guidelines on review of antibiotics for pharmacists new to the Trust
2007

abstract No: 

P2101

Full conference title: 

17th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and 25th International Congress of Chemotherapy