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APUA Austria


The most urgent antibiotic resistance problems identified by APUA Austrian members are:
  • Lack of surveillance of antibiotic use and resistance
  • Lack of updated antibiotic use and treatment guidelines
  • Lack of continuing medical education on antibiotic use for prescribers
  • Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI)


APUA Austria was founded in 2009.

Chapter Objectives and Priorities

  • ABS Training (scope: local, regional, national)
  • Seminar ABS Basics (Seminar ABS for ICU, Seminar ABS Update, Seminar ABS for Nurses, Seminar ABS for Primary Care)
  • ABS Consulting
  • Implementation of ABS Structures in Hospitals
  • Performance of ABS Interventions
  • Performance of ABS Audit
  • ABS Research
  • Development of ABS Guidelines


Until 2009 APUA Austria's antibiotic stewardship activities were mainly focused on the hosppital sector but since then they have tried to reach the primary care sector as well.


Dr. Agnes Wechsler-Fördös, Hospital Rudolfstiftung Vienna

Dr. Oskar Janata, Danube Hospital Vienna

Mag. Annegret Frank-Karwautz, ABSGROUP, Chapter Coordinator

Univ. Doz. Dr. Petra Apfalter, Hospital Elisabethinen Linz

Univ. Prof. Dr. Heinz Burgmann, Medical University of Vienna

Univ. Prof. Dkfm. Dr. Roland Gareis, Vienna University of Economics, ABSGROUP

Univ. Prof. Dr. Robert Krause, Medical University of Graz

Dr. Arno Lechner, Salzburg Hospitals


Updated May 2011

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