17 May [PHO Rounds] Preventing the Silent Pandemic: Antibiotic Stewardship and COVID-19
You are invited to [PHO Rounds] Preventing the Silent Pandemic: Antibiotic Stewardship and COVID-19 on May 27th, 2021 at 12:00PM to 1:00PM.
A second, silent pandemic is emerging while we focus our efforts on COVID-19. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens millions of lives by making infections more difficult to treat and prevent. This presentation discusses the potential impact of COVID-19 on AMR and its main driver, antibiotic use. Two rapid reviews will be presented evaluating 1) bacterial co-infections and 2) antibiotic prescribing in patients with COVID-19. Antibiotic stewardship in the context of COVID-19 will also be discussed.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Explain the potential implications of COVID-19 to antimicrobial resistance
- Discuss rapid review findings on bacterial infection and antimicrobial prescribing in patients with COVID-19
- Discuss antibiotic stewardship strategies at the patient and population level
You can learn more and register here.