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Antimicrobial Stewardship

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FIP Development Goal 17 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Strategies and systems in place to develop a pharmaceutical workforce prepared to deliver quality services for antimicrobial stewardship.

Mechanisms

  • Enable the workforce to acquire knowledge and skills necessary in initial education (FIP Development Goal 1 [w]), early career training (FIP Development Goal 2 [w]) and continuing professional development (FIP Development Goal 9 [w]).
  • Identify competencies needed for antimicrobial stewardship services delivery and incorporate them in competency frameworks and advanced/specialist development (FIP Development Goals 4 & 5 [w]).
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FIP Development Goal 17 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Infrastructures and frameworks in place to deliver services for antimicrobial stewardship.

Mechanisms

  • Develop and implement systems and structures to deliver antimicrobial stewardship services as a coordinated programme that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials, improves patient outcomes and decreases the spread of infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms.
  • Utilise and assess data and metrics to improve and optimise antimicrobial stewardship services.
  • Advocate for and support the responsible use of antimicrobials.
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FIP Development Goal 17 Workforce Element 

Globally, we will have: 

Promote research and development of new antimicrobials, new antimicrobial combinations and new techniques and evaluate the impact of antibiotic stewardship programmes.

Mechanisms

  • Promote strategies mitigating antimicrobial resistance in community- and hospital-acquired infections and in the use of antibiotics in livestock production and agriculture.
  • Report research data underlining the relevance and impact of antibiotic stewardship programmes.
  • Raise awareness of powerful pharmaceutical sciences technologies such as bioinformatics and quantitative systems pharmacology to identify novel combinatorial therapies.

The FIP Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Commission 2021: from regional Roadmaps to Global Commitments

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FIP is also planning to mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November) with engagements throughout each of the regions. It will discuss how FIP can support pharmaceutical practitioners, scientists and educators, as well as pharmacy organisations around the globe in efforts to minimise antimicrobial resistance. It will showcase actions to date of the FIP’s Commission on Antimicrobial Resistance. This work is in line with the ambitions described by FIP Development Goal 17 (Antimicrobial stewardship).

More on the programme events

FIP “Setting goals for the decade ahead” | Episode 19 | FIP DG 17: Antimicrobial stewardship

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November 24, 2021

The FIP Development Goals Digital Programme “Setting goals for the decade ahead” is a comprehensive online event series providing coverage of the 21 goals over 21 events in 2021. Starting in March, the 21 digital events aim to provide description, direction and context for each specific goal, with a global plan for the decade ahead and how each nation, within each region can identify and prioritise which goals are the priorities and how the goals can support developments and transformation for them.

The 19th episode of the Programme focuses on FIP Development Goal 17: Competency Development.

FIP Development Goal 17 calls for workforce and education strategies linked to the use of evidence-based developmental frameworks to support the translation of pharmaceutical practice, science and workforce & education  across all settings and according to local/national needs.

The goal calls to support professional career development by using tools, such as competency frameworks, describing competencies and behaviours across all settings.

The expected outcomes of the event are:

  • Describe the FIP Development Goals and explain the components of DG 17 (and its three elements: workforce & education, science and practice).
  • Showcase the FIP tools, evidence, and resources to support DG 17 implementation across the three elements.
  • Identify priorities across practice, science, and workforce & education within DG 17
  • Discuss the importance monitoring and evaluation through data evidence and engage participants with FIP indicators development project
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Role of the hospital pharmacist in antimicrobial stewardship and sepsis management

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November 19, 2021

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major public health threat, which currently kills around 700,000 people each year worldwide. The fight against AMR has been a priority for FIP for many years as it causes a profound impact on global, regional and national health care and economies. The goal of this webinar is to supplement the other FIP webinars being held in November 2021 discussing AMR regionally around the globe. This webinar specifically targets pharmacists involved in hospital and health-system practice settings and will discuss innovative ways to involve pharmacists in infectious disease through AMR and sepsis management.

Learning objectives:
1. Introduce the antimicrobial stewardship program in hospital pharmacy using clinical decision support system
2. Discuss the role and importance of the pharmacist in the management of sepsis
3. Evaluate the use of software and information technology to support antimicrobial stewardship in the critically ill

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Our work

The following FIP programmes of work and structures support the implementation of this Goal:

Antimicrobial Resistance Programme