News-Newsletter Vol. 29 No. 1

WHO Issues New Report on Treatment Guidelines


The WHO released “Step-by-step approach for development and implementation of hospital antibiotic policy and standard treatment guidelines” stating that good antimicrobial stewardship involves selecting an appropriate drug and optimizing its dose and duration to cure infection while minimizing toxitcity and conditions for selection of resistant bacterial claims. There are many benefits of stewardship including reduced risk for spread of resistance and super infection, development of resistance and suppression of normal flora as well as development of resistance in pathogens infecting the patient.

For full report see www.searo.who.int/LinkFiles/WHD-11_ha-policy.pdf





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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