Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Health Care (the AMS Book)

The Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Health Care, initially published in 2018, continues to be enhanced to provide evidence and information to inform antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) strategies and interventions, and their implementation across a range of settings.

UPDATE
The latest chapter of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Australian Health Care (the AMS Book) - Rural and remote hospitals and health services - is now available.

The AMS Book continues to be enhanced to provide the latest evidence about antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) strategies and interventions to support their implementation across a range of settings.

Chapters 1–7 of AMS Book provide strategies for implementing and sustaining AMS. Chapters 8–12 examine the roles of the various clinicians involved in successful AMS programs. Chapters 13 and beyond consider AMS across a range of settings, such as general practice, along with specific information to support AMS in the care of children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, residents in aged care homes and those living in rural and remote areas.

Further work on focus areas for AMS will be undertaken and the AMS Book will be updated with additional chapters, over time. As new resources become available, these will be added as hyperlinks to each chapter, or to the appendices.

The following link will guide you to the latest update and to individual chapters for download.

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