Antimicrobial Stewardship

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What is the main goal of the National Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program?

To improve appropriate use of antimicrobials

What is the core element 1 of the National AMS Program?

Leadership

Who is responsible for successfully implementing, performing, and monitoring the AMS Program in each hospital?

The dedicated multi-disciplinary AMS Committee and Team

What is the main purpose of the AMS Committee and Team in hospitals?

To improve appropriate use of antimicrobials

What is the source of information for the AMS Manual of Procedures?

DOH Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Hospitals – Manual of Procedures

What is the primary goal of the National Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program?

To improve appropriate use of antimicrobials and prevent the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance

What is the core element 1 of the National AMS Program?

Leadership

Who is responsible for successfully implementing, performing, and monitoring the AMS Program in each hospital?

A dedicated multi-disciplinary AMS Committee and Team

What is the primary purpose of the AMS Committee and Team in hospitals?

To successfully implement, perform, and monitor the AMS Program

What is the primary focus of the National AMS Program?

Improving appropriate use of antimicrobials

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National Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Program

  • The primary goal of the National AMS Program is to ensure the optimal use of antimicrobials in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
  • Core element 1 of the National AMS Program is to establish an AMS Committee and Team in each hospital.
  • The AMS Committee and Team are responsible for successfully implementing, performing, and monitoring the AMS Program in each hospital.
  • The primary purpose of the AMS Committee and Team is to oversee the development and implementation of the AMS Program.
  • The primary focus of the National AMS Program is to promote the responsible use of antimicrobials to reduce the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

AMS Manual of Procedures

  • The AMS Manual of Procedures is informed by national and international guidelines and best practices.

Test your knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) committee and guidelines with this quiz. Explore the key concepts outlined in the Department of Health (DOH) Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Hospitals – Manual of Procedures (2016) and enhance your understanding of AMS best practices.

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