Worldwide, antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a serious public health threat. Preserving the ability to use antimicrobials effectively for the future will require far-reaching responses. In this case study, we describe the processes and structures put in place by Alberta Health Services (AHS) to support and maintain coordinated antimicrobial stewardship programs in the province.
Roadmap for improving antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in Canada and lays out a series of 10 areas for a national Action Plan on antimicrobial stewardship that focuses on AMS in the human health context, while recognizing the importance of action in agriculture and animal health as part of a “One Health” approach to AMS.
Report from June 2016 roundtable gathering over 50 experts, key influencers and stakeholders in the fields of antimicrobial stewardship and resistance to begin developing a Canadian multi-sectoral Antimicrobial Stewardship Action Plan, spanning hospital, long-term care and community settings.