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ARC@Imperial and HPRU to host Nursing Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship

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Nurse Summit on AMR

The summit will focus on embracing Nurses Participation in the Optimal Management of Antimicrobials

ARC@Imperial in collaboration with the Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance is hosting a Nursing Summit on Antimicrobial Stewardship ‘Embracing Nurses Participation in the Optimal Management of Antimicrobials’ on Thursday 26th January 09:30 - 14:30 in Meeting Rooms 1&2, Imperial College Union, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2BB, South Kensington Campus. 

The Summit

Speakers from Department of Health, Public Health England, Royal College of Nursing, Imperial College London, Imperial NHS Trust will debate about the nursing contribution to antimicrobial stewardship and prudent use of antimicrobials and the latest developments on this emerging area of nursing practice. A policy and implementation panel will be summarizing the day’s outcomes and key messages.  

Who is the target audience?

Successful antimicrobial stewardship initiatives embrace inter professional, collaborative work. Attendance to the Summit is encouraged for nurses wishing to increase their knowledge about antimicrobial stewardship, nurse managers considering the development and implementation of stewardship initiatives, and pharmacists and doctors interested in new perspectives about stewardship.

The Summit would offer opportunities for researchers exploring existing gaps in the evidence related to optimal composition and skill-mix of multidisciplinary stewardship teams.

Key messages

There is increasing evidence about the need to consider the contribution of nurses towards antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.

Imperial College London has already published some suggestions about the role that nurses can play in antimicrobial stewardship. However, it is necessary to formalise and describe in detail the competencies and scope of practice for nurses in stewardship.

The Summit will present some experiences in the UK and abroad with such new roles and competencies, with a view to consider the feasibility of expanding such initiatives more widely.

Additionally, the Trust is supporting nursing fellows in antimicrobial stewardship research, demonstrating a commitment to increase capacity in this area.

A position statement encouraging organisations to include nurses in design, planning, implementation and evaluation of antimicrobial stewardship intervention is one of the planned outputs of the Summit.

PROGRAMME 

 09:30 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

10:00 WELCOME

Alison Holmes, Director, NIHR HPRU HCAI & AMR, Lead of Antimicrobial Research Collaborative (ARC), Imperial College London, UK. 

Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Lead Research Nurse, NIHR HPRU HCAI & AMR,  Antimicrobial Research Collaborative (ARC) Fellow, Imperial College London, UK. 

10:15 GLOBAL AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

Chair: Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Lead Research Nurse, NIHR HPRU HCAI & AMR, ARC Fellow, Imperial College London, UK

Surgery and antibiotic use: Implementation of new WHO guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection. Claire Kilpatrick, Patient Safety Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Evaluating the impact of nursing empowerment, leadership and collaboration on patient safety. Julie Storr, Patient Safety Initiative, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Infection prevention and control – a pivotal component of antimicrobial stewardship. Carole Fry, Public Health England, UK. 

AMR as a Public Health Emergency – The importance of Nursing & Midwifery leadership

Synergies between antimicrobial stewardship and infection control – a professional perspective. Rose Gallagher, National Adviser on Infection Prevention and Control, London, UK. 

Evidence to practice – examining the knowledge mobilisation role of nurses. Raheelah Ahmad, Health Management Programme Lead, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow, Imperial College London, UK. 

11:30 COFFEE BREAK 

12:00 LOCAL EXPERIENCES

Chair: Esmita Charani, Lead Research Pharmacist, NIHR HPRU HCAI & AMR, Imperial College London, UK.

Antimicrobial Stewardship: The Nursing Influence. Jo McEwen, Advanced Nurse Practitioner Antimicrobial Stewardship, NHS Tayside, Dundee, UK. 

Nurses Leading in Antimicrobial Stewardship – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Michelle Smith, Antibiotic & Infection Prevention Audit Lead, Infection Prevention/Pharmacy West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, UK. 

Broad Spectrum Coverage: Cross-Professional Engagement to fight antimicrobial resistance in South Africa. Recorded presentation with Q&A tweetchat. Ronel Pretorius, Senior Lecturer Critical Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Science, North West University, South Africa.

Antimicrobial stewardship in Norway: Nurses` role in the multidisciplinary approach. Hilde Valen Wæhle, PhD Fellow, Research and Development Department, Haukeland University Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway.

13:00 POLICY & IMPLEMENTATION PANEL

Chair: Raheelah Ahmad, Health Management Programme Lead, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow, Imperial College London, UK.

 Catherine McCarthy, Chief Executive, Medical Aid Films, London, UK.

 Kalipso Chalkidou, Director of Global Health and Development Group, Imperial College London, UK. 

 Linda Dempster, Head of Infection Prevention and Control, NHS Improvement, London, UK.

Mark Gilchrist, Consultant Pharmacist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK.

13:25 CLOSING REMARKS

Alison Holmes, Director, NIHR HPRU HCAI & AMR, Lead of Antimicrobial Research Collaborative (ARC), Imperial College London, UK. 

13:30   LUNCH & NETWORKING 

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Anna Skordai

Anna Skordai
Department of Infectious Disease

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