B4: Antimicrobial resistance in healthcare? Everyone’s business!

Thursday, 3rd May

Prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a worldwide healthcare imperative. In this session you will hear from two diverse and original approaches to AMR. Mark P Jarrett will focus on how a health system can organize an approach to antimicrobial stewardship that is effective and sustainable. Garance Fannie Upham will address the issue of “patients” as critical members of the hospital team. Both presentations will emphasise the importance of considering healthcare as a whole system, which includes patients, family members, and the public as part of the team.

After this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to enable a health system to address Antimicrobial Stewardship across all sites of care, inpatient, outpatient, and long term care facilities

  • Understand the elements of a robust education process for providers, other staff, patients, family members, and the general public

  • Learn how to get involved in containment of AMR infections

  • Understand a systemic PDCA participatory approach from the WHO Patient for Patient Safety experience to field experiments

Garance Fannie Upham, Vice-President, World Alliance Against Antibiotic Resistance (WAAAR)
Mark P. Jarrett, Senior Vice President, Chief Quality Officer, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Northwell Health