Need for improvement in antimicrobial prescribing

| 21 Mar 2016

A pilot program into the use of antimicrobial prescribing in residential aged care has revealed several areas for improvement. The Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (acNAPS) found that 65 per cent of antimicrobial prescriptions did not have a review or stop date documented, while one in five medications were given to residents without symptoms of infection.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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