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

Post date: May 15, 2015 8:23:59 AM

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.