ASHP AMS ramp-up call to phar­ma­cists

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AMER­I­CAN So­ci­ety of Hospi­tal Phar­ma­cists (ASHP) Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Guide­lines and Qual­ity Im­prove­ment Dr Anna Le­greid Dopp has called upon phar­ma­cists to step up to lead­er­ship roles to man­age an­timi­cro­bial stew­ard­ship (AMS) pro­grams in hos­pi­tals.

She ad­vo­cates for the use of in­tel­li­gent use of an­timi­cro­bials, stronger in­fec­tion con­trol mea­sures, min­imis­ing ad­verse events as­so­ci­ated with an­timi­cro­bials and par­tic­i­pa­tion in for­mu­lary man­age­ment and meds ed­u­ca­tion - see drug­topics.com.

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