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Challenges and success stories of the implementation of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship strategies : proceedings of the 5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, 2023

Published inAntimicrobial resistance and infection control, vol. 13, no. 1, 16
Publication date2024-02-08
First online date2024-02-08
Abstract

The 5th edition of the Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety was held in Montreux, Switzerland, in February 2023, delayed by three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overarching theme of the summit was "Less Harm, Better Care - from Resolution to Implementation", focusing on the challenges of implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies as well as antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) around the world. IPC strategies and ASP are of increasing importance due to the substantial burden of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance threatening patient safety. Here, we summarize countries' and regional experiences and activities related to the implementation of IPC strategies and ASP shared at the meeting. Full implementation of effective programs remains a major challenge in all settings due to limited support by political and healthcare leaders, and human and financial constraints. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic challenged already well-established programs. By enforcing sustained implementation by dedicated, cross-disciplinary healthcare personnel with a broad skill set, a reduction in healthcare-associated infections and multidrug-resistant pathogens can be achieved, leading ultimately to improved patient safety.

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Keywords
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Global ministerial summit on patient safety
  • Health plan implementation
  • Infection control
  • Humans
  • Patient Safety
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pandemics / prevention & control
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Infection Control
  • Cross Infection / prevention & control
  • Cross Infection / drug therapy
  • COVID-19 / prevention & control
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BÜCHLER, Andrea C et al. Challenges and success stories of the implementation of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship strategies : proceedings of the 5th Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety, 2023. In: Antimicrobial resistance and infection control, 2024, vol. 13, n° 1, p. 16. doi: 10.1186/s13756-023-01344-7
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