Antimicrobial stewardship (QS121)

 In Clinical Guidelines, NICE guidelines

This quality standard covers the effective use of antimicrobials (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic medicines) to reduce the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (loss of effectiveness of antimicrobials).

The quality statements made in this quality standard are:

  • Quality statement 1: Advice on self-limiting conditions
  • Quality statement 2: Backup (delayed) prescribing
  • Quality statement 3: Recording information
  • Quality statement 4: Microbiological samples
  • Quality statement 5: Data collection and feedback
  • Quality statement 6: Electronic prescribing systems

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