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“Smart Prescribing, Clean Hands: Reduces Resistance, Saves Lives”

posted May 15, 2015, 1:23 AM by Chong Ching Wern   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 9:53 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria ]
15th April 2015:


Venue: Clinical Auditorium, Faculty of Medicine

Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (CAR) Campaign was organized by the Antibiotic Stewardship Programme Committee of UMMC. 
The theme of this campaign was "Smart Prescribing, Clean Hands: Reduces Resistance, Saves Lives".

The campaign started off with a CME session by Infectious Disease Consultant, Associate Professor Dr. Sasheela Ponnampalavanar.
The talk touches upon "Antimicrobial Resistance: A Clear and Present Danger".
The aims of the CME was to:
1) Increase awareness of antibiotic resistance among hospital staff.
2) To introduce & launch UMMC's Antibiotic Guidelines 2014.
3) To announce the initiatives that will be taken to reduce antimicrobial resistance in the hospital.

There was a great turnout to the event and it is hoped that this will serve as a platform to gather further support and more active participation from various clinical and clinical support departments in combating antimicrobial resistance.