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IMPACT OF ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP INTERVENTION IN PAEDIATRIC WARDS OF A NIGERIAN TERTIARY HOSPITAL

  • At: 2019 FIP Congress in AbuDhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  • Type: Presentation
  • By: ONODUGO, Chinenye (UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TEACHING HOSPITAL, ITUKU OZALLA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA, PHARMACY, Nigeria)
  • Co-author(s): Chinenye Onodugo: Pharmacy Department, University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu state, Nigeria
    Chukwuemeka Ubaka: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
    Uwaoma Fidelis-Ewa: Pharmacy department, University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku Ozalla, Enugu State, Nigeria
    Chinwe Ukwe: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, University of Nigeria , Nsukka, Nigeria
  • Abstract:

    Background

    Antibiotics are prescribed to 75% of children in hospitals and mostly unnecessarily or inappropriately.Antibiotic stewardship programs are effective in improving antibiotic use outcome and patient safety

    Methods

    This  pharmacist- led prospective, quasi- experimental study was carried out in the paediatric emergency and medical wards

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Last update 21 September 2019

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