October 12, 2017
The Public Health Agency of Canada, with support from the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, hosted this webinar on Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS), and how to advance AMS in the Atlantic. This session built on the previous collaborative efforts to create an Atlantic AMS community that began in June at an inaugural face-to-face meeting in Halifax. The session was open to all interested in AMS in Atlantic Canada (academia, community/tertiary care hospitals, non-profit organizations).
Dr. Emily Black of the Dalhousie University, College of Pharmacy, provided an overview of a recent point prevalence study conducted in Nova Scotia (in press). The objective of this study was to determine prevalence and characterize antimicrobial use at acute care hospitals in Nova Scotia. Results and targets for quality improvement will be discussed.
Dr. Paul Bonnar of the Nova Scotia Health Authority moderated and lead a brief discussion on next steps for the Atlantic AMS community.