A Pilot Test: Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Towards Antibiotic Prescribing, Antimicrobial Resistance, and Stewardship During the COVID-19 Pandemic in a UK Secondary Care Setting

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Abstract

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical global health challenge, projected to cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Recognising the seriousness of this issue, the WHO developed a comprehensive global action plan to tackle AMR, highlighting the need for increased awareness and joint efforts. The COVID-19 pandemic has potentially exacerbated AMR due to increased antimicrobial therapy and misuse. This study explores healthcare workers' views towards antibiotic prescribing, AMS, and AMR during the COVID-19 pandemic in a UK secondary care setting. A cross-sectional design was used, employing an online survey targeting doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Data was collected via Qualtrics XM from 12 June to 13 September 2023. The survey revealed key themes such as inappropriate antibiotic use, increased healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs), and the impact of technology platforms on AMS. These findings underscore the need for clear guidelines and robust communication to support AMS during health crises.
Original languageEnglish
TypeProject
PublisherOSFHOME
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2024

Keywords

  • antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Antimicrobial Classification
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Antimicrobial stewardship programme
  • Antimicrobial stewardship programs
  • Antimicrobial stewardship competencies
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Covid-19
  • Healthcare workers
  • Perceptions and attitudes
  • knowledge
  • Pilot test
  • pilot study
  • Pilot Projects
  • Acute Care
  • Acute care setting
  • hospitals
  • Secondary Care
  • healthcare
  • healthcare professionals
  • Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • nurse
  • Survey
  • questionnaire
  • Cross sectional
  • prospective
  • Prospective Studies

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