Antimicrobial stewardship in the management of COVID-19 to reduce the impact on antimicrobial resistance
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Co-presenters: Dr Andrew Seaton, Dr Felicia Lim, Mr Mark Gilchrist, Mrs Frances Garraghan
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Antimicrobial stewardship in the management of COVID-19
In this course, you will learn how local and national teams identified and reacted to issues with Antimicrobial Stewardship during the COVID-19 pandemic using examples and case studies. Finally, experts will reflect on what they have learned from the pandemic and how we can reset and adapt AMS programmes for the future.
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Dr Andrew Seaton, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and General Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Andrew graduated from Aberdeen in 1989 and trained in General Medicine/ infectious diseases in Dundee and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed consultant physician in Glasgow in 2000 and he is an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Glasgow. He established and leads the NHS GGC OPAT service and Antimicrobial Management Team. He Chairs the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group and co-chairs the BSAC OPAT standing committee. He has >120 peer reviewed publications, is section editor of the international journal of antimicrobial agents and has co-produced the BSAC OPAT MOOC on future learn.
Mr Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist Infectious Diseases & Stewardship, OPAT service lead at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Mark is a council member of British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and co-leads its UK OPAT Initiative. He is a senior honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, together with being a spokesman on antimicrobials and fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
Mark has particular interests in antimicrobial stewardship around improving systems and processes that affect local, national and international AMR. His clinical interests include OPAT, tuberculosis and critical care.
Postgraduate education includes an MSc and non-medical independent prescribing status and he was recently awarded the NHS Leadership Academy Nye Bevan Award in executive healthcare leadership. He is past chair of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association – Pharmacy Infection Network (UKCPA PIN) and was awarded RPS Faculty Fellowship (Infection) in 2013.
He has delivered many lectures and workshops on AMS both at national and international level and has published around his areas of interest.
Mrs Frances Garraghan, Lead Antimicrobial Pharmacist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Fran is the lead antimicrobial pharmacist for Manchester University Foundation Trust. Working in Manchester has allowed Fran to specialise in the management of resistant infections in all age groups including paediatrics.
Fran is dedicated to ensuring that antimicrobial stewardship becomes the norm and not just something we all think about once a year during world antibiotic awareness week.
Fran is now working on a “Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial stewardship scheme” project in Uganda which aims to improve antimicrobial stewardship in a large referral hospital.
Dr Felicia Lim, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, University Hospitals Leicester
I am a Consultant Medical Microbiologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. I provide specialist infection management and infection prevention advice to the Intensive Care Unit at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. I am also a member of the BSAC Keep Antimicrobials Working steering group and contributed to the development of the consensus-based antimicrobial resistance and stewardship competencies for UK undergraduate medical students and the Framework of actions to contain carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales.