Pharmacists' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Towards Antibiotic Prescribing, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance at Secondary Care Settings in the UK

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Abstract

This study investigates the knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions (KAP) of pharmacists regarding antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) during the COVID-19 pandemic in secondary care settings in the UK. Conducted in 2023, the prospective cross-sectional study used an online survey distributed to registered pharmacists at an NHS Foundation Trust. The study, which included 125 participants, found that a majority acknowledged AMR as a significant public health issue and supported AMS practices. High percentages of respondents agreed that AMS promotes prudent antibiotic use and values multidisciplinary collaboration. These findings underscore the pivotal role of pharmacists in enhancing AMS efforts, optimising antibiotic use, and improving patient safety and care quality during the pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2024
EventBSAC Spring Conference 2024 & AGM: EFFECTIVE ANTIMICROBIAL MANAGEMENT: THE WHAT, WHY & HOW - QEII Conference Centre London & online, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 May 202418 May 2024
https://bsac-conference.com/

Conference

ConferenceBSAC Spring Conference 2024 & AGM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period17/05/2418/05/24
Internet address

Keywords

  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist role
  • knowledge
  • attitude
  • Perception
  • knowledge practices
  • practice
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • antimicrobial stewardship
  • Antimicrobial stewardship programme
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/methods
  • Antimicrobial stewardship programs
  • antimicrobial agents
  • antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Antibiotic awareness week
  • Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic safety
  • Antibiotic review
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Antibiotic research
  • antibiotic prescribing
  • Public health
  • Global Health
  • Survey study
  • Questionnaire
  • Survey methodology
  • Questionnaire design
  • Prospective Studies

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