This section is dedicated to the topic of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and contains a collection of stewardship examples in the field of AMR, as well as policy briefings from external associations and networks, relevant for dentistry.
The "Best Practices" section is a library of examples provided by CED members. The intention is to share with members information about already existing programmes and facilitate exchange about it.
Examples of such programmes might be the existence of evidence-based guidance on prescribing in dentistry, dissemination of antimicrobial resistance data, the facilitation of audit and feedback programmes or toolkits or, maybe, prescribing data collection processes.
If you would like to add your examples, or make changes to already existing ones, just reach out to the Brussels staff via firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre published the Guideline on the prudent prescription of antibiotics in the dental office, encouraging dentists to adopt a more mindful antibiotics prescription approach.
"Prudent use of antimicrobials should lead to more rational and targeted use, thereby maximising the therapeutic effect and minimising the development of antimicrobial resistance. The prudent prescription of antibiotics starts with evidence-based guidelines, which clearly outline for each indication whether antibiotics are indicated, and if so, which antibacterial agent, dose and duration are preferred."
The entire publication can be consulted on the official source here: https://kce.fgov.be/en/guideline-on-the-prudent-prescription-of-antibiotics-in-the-dental-office.Download all
The EU Joint Action on AMR and healthcare-associated infections is a key multi-stakeholder mechanism to help bridging the gap between policy making at the EU and national level and the frontline.
The EU-JAMRAI ambition is to produce concrete One Health actions, to fight antimicrobial resistance in human, animals and within the environment. To make these actions sustainable, the support of key actors from patients to doctors, from public health institutions and authorities to scientific societies or healthcare professional associations is needed.
CED is supporting the EU JAMRAI initiatives by holding on its website documents relevant to dentistry and dentists.Download all