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EAHP 2011 Congress: Prize-winning posters

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Congratulations to the winners of the poster awards which were submitted for the Vienna congress, judged on aspects like originality, scientific quality and practical applicability.

The full posters as displayed during the congress and which provide more detail, can be seen on the subsequent pages.

1st prize Development of a web-based antimicrobial resource to improve antimicrobial prescribing ñ a two year review

P. Howard, J.A.T. Sandoe, A. Olusoga, K. Warburton, J. Dunne Pharmacy, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds United; Kingdom; Microbiology, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, United Kingdom; Leeds Health Pathways, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, United Kingdom

Background

Our Teaching Hospitals were poorly performing for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and MRSA bacteraemia, despite ‘CDIfriendly’ antibiotics used in patients >80 years.

Purpose

The project was to build a web-based infection-management resource to improve antimicrobial prescribing by providing:

  • evidence-based, peer-reviewed guidelines

  • educational resource

  • audit resources with results

  • decision support including calculators

Material and Methods

Templates were developed for each guideline development team of a clinician, microbiologist and pharmacist. Each guideline includes algorithms, investigations, empiric and directed therapy (including special populations), oral switch, duration, specialist referral criteria, references, review dates, and evidence levels. Drafts are peer reviewed for 4 weeks where they are endorsed without changes or with minor revision, or need a major revision. …

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