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Antimicrobial Stewardship and Surveillance: Great Expectations

Department of Medical Microbiology, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa

The attached article, published in Emergency Medicine Volume 3 Issue 6, discusses the frequent use of antimicrobials in the critically ill which has led to the rise in multidrug resistant organisms.

The article concludes "There are challenges to successful stewardship, but its aims are education, prevention of antimicrobial overuse, and minimizing the development of resistance. Pivotal to success are clinicians, microbiologists, knowledge of local resistance patterns, and an antimicrobial policy that optimizes the choice, dose and duration of therapy."

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