The development of a proposed antimicrobial stewardship curriculum for the South African Bachelor of Pharmacy programme

  • Y M Khan Nelson Mandela University
  • L Kritiotis-Germanis Nelson Mandela University
  • R Coetzee University of the Western Cape
  • J McCartney University of the Western Cape
  • S-A Boschmans
Keywords: proposed antimicrobial stewardship curriculum, South African Bachelor of Pharmacy programme

Abstract

Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is a clinical strategy which aims to minimise the progression of antimicrobial resistance by optimising antimicrobial prescribing.1 The effective implementation of AMS also provides additional health benefits, including: improved therapeutic outcomes, minimised toxicity and improved costeffectiveness.1,2  Pharmacists are recognised as key role-players in the implementation of AMS, often serving as the “nucleus” of AMS teams, along with the physicians.1,2

Author Biographies

Y M Khan, Nelson Mandela University

Department of Pharmacy, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

L Kritiotis-Germanis, Nelson Mandela University

Department of Pharmacy, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa

R Coetzee, University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

J McCartney, University of the Western Cape

School of Pharmacy, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

S-A Boschmans

Independent Education Consultant, South Africa

Published
2020-05-19
Section
Cum Laude