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  • BSAVA and SAMSoc launch antibiotics awareness campaign

    The British Small Animal Veterinary Society (BSAVA) and the Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMSoc) has launched a proactive campaign to mark Antibiotic Awareness Week from 12-18 November.

    For the first time, vets can issue a ‘non-prescription form’ containing a ‘no antibiotics required’ message to inform owners when antibiotics are inappropriate. An adaptable PROTECT ME poster encourages practices to outline their antibiotic stewardship policy, and includes QR codes that link to supporting evidence that is freely available in the online BSAVA Library - www.bsavalibrary.com/PROTECTME

    Amid increasingly severe warnings on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance (AMR), it is disconcerting that more than 30 per cent of antibacterial prescriptions by doctors are deemed unnecessary.1

    Fergus Allerton, chairman of SAMSoc and editor of the PROTECT ME initiative said: “Antibacterial use, both appropriate and inappropriate, imposes a powerful selection pressure on bacteria and is the primary driver of antibacterial resistance. Eliminating unnecessary use in people and animals is essential to safeguard this invaluable resource. These initiatives are aimed at encouraging responsible antibacterial stewardship while optimising patient outcome.”

    Ian Ramsey, BSAVA Junior Vice President and part of the editorial team of the PROTECT ME initiative, said: “The production of ‘non-prescription’ pads will help practitioners reduce the pressure to close consultations by administering unnecessary medications. The second edition of the PROTECT ME poster builds on the success of the first by providing updated recommendations and better links to more information.

    “BSAVA feels it is right for us to spearhead this important work with SAMSoc by providing members and colleagues with the best tools to do their jobs. By working together our profession can achieve a big reduction in the rates of antibacterial resistance.”

    The poster acronym ‘protect me’ stands for:
    Prescribe only when necessary
    Reduce prophylaxis
    Offer other options
    Treat effectively
    Employ narrow spectrum
    Culture appropriately
    Tailor your practice policy
    Monitor
    Educate others

    A limited number of printed non-prescription pads are available on request – send your name, address and membership number to PROTECTME@bsava.com during November to claim your FREE pad. Copies will then be available from the BSAVA shop.

    More information is available in the November edition of BSAVA’s Companion magazine and at www.bsavalibrary.com/PROTECTME


    References:
    1. Fleming-Dutra KE, Hersh AL, Shapiro DJ et al. (2016) Prevalence of Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions Among US Ambulatory Care Visits, 2010–2011. JAMA 315(17),1864–1873
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