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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304146
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Role of the Nurse in Antimicrobial Stewardship
Author(s):
Olans, Rita Drummond
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Upsilon Lambda
Author Details:
Rita Drummond Olans, MSN, BA, APRN-BC, CPNP, rolans@mghihp.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS) is an interdisciplinary approach to the optimal use of antibiotics in order to achieve improved clinical outcomes in hospitals. It is driven by the awareness of the worldwide crisis in microbial antibiotic resistance and the negative consequences of imprudent antibiotic use. Proponents of AS all stress the value of this coordinated approach, identifying pharmacy, microbiology and infectious disease specialists as team members.  Surprisingly, nursing is not recognized as having an important role in the AS collaborative model.  Nurses are at the center of coordinated patient care and could play a valuable role in achieving the goals of successful AS.  Yet to fully realize these benefits, the nursing profession must be educated about this model of quality care.  An extensive literature review identifies only one article that mentions a possible role for the nurse as a participant in AS activities, and this article asks, “Where is the nurse?” The purpose of this study was to gather data on nurses’ knowledge and teaching of basic precepts, skills, and techniques of AS.

Methods:

Nurse educators were asked to define, refine, and prioritize key constructs of AS using a quasi-Delphi method. This structured approach elicited expert opinion of role, content, and skills necessary for staff nurses to participate in AS activities.

Results:

Greater than 85% consensus was achieved by round 2 in the quasi-Delphi approach. Although nurses indicated that they may not be recognized as members of the interdisciplinary team, they currently perform many critical functions in the realm of AS.

Conclusion:

Although nurses are currently participating in AS activities, nurse educators identified seven areas for further staff development to maximize the nurse’s role in that interdisciplinary team. Educational priorities identified in this study set a framework for expanded education for nurses in successful AS.

Keywords:
antimicrobial stewardship; educational role; nursing
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Role of the Nurse in Antimicrobial Stewardshipen_GB
dc.contributor.authorOlans, Rita Drummonden_GB
dc.contributor.departmentUpsilon Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsRita Drummond Olans, MSN, BA, APRN-BC, CPNP, rolans@mghihp.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304146-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Antimicrobial Stewardship (AS) is an interdisciplinary approach to the optimal use of antibiotics in order to achieve improved clinical outcomes in hospitals. It is driven by the awareness of the worldwide crisis in microbial antibiotic resistance and the negative consequences of imprudent antibiotic use. Proponents of AS all stress the value of this coordinated approach, identifying pharmacy, microbiology and infectious disease specialists as team members.  Surprisingly, nursing is not recognized as having an important role in the AS collaborative model.  Nurses are at the center of coordinated patient care and could play a valuable role in achieving the goals of successful AS.  Yet to fully realize these benefits, the nursing profession must be educated about this model of quality care.  An extensive literature review identifies only one article that mentions a possible role for the nurse as a participant in AS activities, and this article asks, “Where is the nurse?” The purpose of this study was to gather data on nurses’ knowledge and teaching of basic precepts, skills, and techniques of AS. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>Nurse educators were asked to define, refine, and prioritize key constructs of AS using a quasi-Delphi method. This structured approach elicited expert opinion of role, content, and skills necessary for staff nurses to participate in AS activities. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Greater than 85% consensus was achieved by round 2 in the quasi-Delphi approach. Although nurses indicated that they may not be recognized as members of the interdisciplinary team, they currently perform many critical functions in the realm of AS. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Although nurses are currently participating in AS activities, nurse educators identified seven areas for further staff development to maximize the nurse’s role in that interdisciplinary team. Educational priorities identified in this study set a framework for expanded education for nurses in successful AS.en_GB
dc.subjectantimicrobial stewardshipen_GB
dc.subjecteducational roleen_GB
dc.subjectnursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:29:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:29:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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