google-site-verification: google28f501b00d980d5f.html BSAVA and SAMSoc launch antibiotics awareness campaign - Vetpol Community

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

BSAVA and SAMSoc launch antibiotics awareness campaign

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • 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
    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Categories

    Collapse

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Programme for 2019 OV Conference Unveiled
      by Kristina Kisbee


      The programme for the 2019 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference has been unveiled and – as in previous years – promises a varied selection of lectures. On offer are small animal and farm animal focused lecture streams on both days, together with an equine stream on the first day and a series of specialist workshops on the second. Sessions include:

      • ‘Rhipicephalus in the UK: Managing an increasing risk’ – Speaker: Ian Wright BVMS BSc MSc MRCVS
      • ‘Biosecurity, time
      ...
      Today, 04:11 PM
    • Specialist epilepsy clinic launched at leading referral centre in the South
      by Kristina Kisbee


      Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists, a leading referral centre on the South coast, is now offering a specialist epilepsy clinic as one of their many fixed price packages.

      “We are very excited to be able to offer a specialist lead seizure clinic. These cases are very common and can be very distressful for pet owners. We hope that by offering a fixed price clinic this will help clients seek guidance and reassurance, along with supporting them with their finance management”
      ...
      Today, 04:06 PM
    • Multiple Large Animal Vet positions available at Donegal Animal Hospital - Letterkenny, Ireland
      by IVC
      Multiple LA Vet positions available immediately, working in the most scenic part of Ireland. Our small family owned farms are located in the highlands and valleys of Donegals beautiful scenery. Friendly clientele of farmers.

      We offer:
      • A competitive salary
      • CPD is encouraged and funded
      • Exclusive company discounts
      • Reward schemes
      • Career development.


      To apply, please email your CV to Susana at SBellesJimenez@independentvetcare...
      Today, 01:11 PM
    • RVN required at Avenue Vets - Malvern, Worcestershire
      by IVC
      Full time Registered Veterinary Nurse required at Avenue Vets, in the beautiful Malvern Hills.

      We are an established and growing, friendly mixed practice with a supportive, progressive team of 5 vets, 5 nurses, and support staff. RCVS Accredited Practice & VN training practice. Well equipped with radiography, ultrasound, laser, ECG, blood pressure and visiting orthopaedic specialist. 90% small animal practice but position will be 100% small animal. Full time position over a 4.5...
      Today, 11:49 AM
    • RVN required for Maternity Cover at Eastbourne Vets - East Sussex
      by IVC
      We are currently looking for a Registered Vet Nurse who is highly motivated, hardworking and who is keen to develop their knowledge and skills to cover maternity leave from June. Eastbourne Vets is a busy 3 branch practice and we pride ourselves on delivering a high standard care to all of our patients.



      The successful candidate will be working as part of a friendly, loving and supportive team at our Seaside Surgery. The candidate will be working in all areas from theatre,...
      Today, 10:43 AM
    • Night RVN required at Milford Vet Hospital - Surrey
      by IVC
      We are recruiting for a night-time RVN at our award winning hospital in Surrey, for 4 twelve hour shifts (48 hours) Monday to Thursday. We will consider a job share arrangement should applicants wish to work fewer shifts. There is opportunity to sleep during quiet periods.

      We are a friendly RCVS accredited small animal hospital with our own dedicated out-of-hours service. We work to extremely high standards of patient care, with separate cat and dog wards, in-house laboratory and laparoscopic...
      Yesterday, 02:18 PM
    Working...
    X