With an intention of building capacity and create more skill and knowledge base on good antibiotic prescription practices, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre organised a workshop with the support of National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Health Care providers (NABH) from March 25 to 29.
Antimicrobial resistance is fast emerging across all healthcare setting and even newest antibiotic are losing their punch towards sepsis management. Judicious and warranted antibiotic use would be one big answer towards this menace.
The objective of the workshop was to develop infection control professionals
with adequate knowledge and skill for the maintenance of a safe hospital environment and evidence-based practise of antibiotic prescription.
There is no structured training programme to train medical professionals exclusively on antibiotic stewardship, epidemiology and infection control.
There are many myths with respect to practice of infection control and there is no standardised format for conducting surveillance and antibiotics are prescribed as per the individual clinician’s choice, which disturbs the millions of organism in the environment and resistance. This course gave a new edge and support towards building a strong robust antibiotic stewardship and infection prevention programme.
Dr Subramanian Swaminathan from the Global Hospital Chennai, Dr Poornima Parthasarathy, the Apollo Hospital, Bangalore, Dr Shareek, the SUT Hospital and Dr Anup warrier, the PRS Hospital were the external faculties and Dr Anil Kumar, Dr Sadia Khan both attached to Microbiology Department at AIMS, Dr Sanjeev Singh, Dr R Krishna Kumar, Dr Puneet Dhar and Dr Sasidharan were the internal faculties who delivered lectures.