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Developing a Sustainable Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programme in Ghana: Replicating the Scottish Triad Model of Information, Education and Quality Improvement

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Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, Healthcare Improvement Scotland, Delta House, 50 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2NP, UK
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Pharmacy Department, Ghana Police Hospital, Accra PO Box CT104, Ghana
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Department of Pharmacy, Keta Municipal Hospital, Keta-Dzelukope P.O. Box WT82, Ghana
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NHS Lothian, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4-2XU, UK
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NHS Education for Scotland, Glasgow G3 8BW, UK
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NHS Lanarkshire, Airdrie ML6 0JS, UK
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School of Medical Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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Division of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK
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Antibiotics 2020, 9(10), 636; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9100636
Received: 24 August 2020 / Revised: 17 September 2020 / Accepted: 22 September 2020 / Published: 23 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Antimicrobial Prescribing and Stewardship, 1st Volume)
(1) Background: Our aim was to develop robust and reliable systems for antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in Keta Municipal Hospital and Ghana Police Hospital. Objectives were to build capacity through training staff in each hospital, establish AMS teams, collect data on antibiotic use and support local quality improvement initiatives. (2) Methods: The Scottish team visited Ghana hospitals on three occasions and the Ghanaian partners paid one visit to Scotland. Regular virtual meetings and email communication were used between visits to review progress and agree on actions. (3) Results: Multi-professional AMS teams established and met monthly with formal minutes and action plans; point prevalence surveys (PPS) carried out and data collected informed a training session; 60 staff participated in training delivered by the Scottish team and Ghanaian team cascaded training to over 100 staff; evaluation of training impact demonstrated significant positive change in knowledge of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and appropriate antibiotic use as well as improved participant attitudes and behaviours towards AMR, their role in AMS, and confidence in using the Ghana Standard Treatment Guidelines and antimicrobial app. (4) Conclusions: Key objectives were achieved and a sustainable model for AMS established in both hospitals. View Full-Text
Keywords: antimicrobial stewardship; training; antibiotics use; behavior change antimicrobial stewardship; training; antibiotics use; behavior change
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Sneddon, J.; Afriyie, D.; Sefah, I.; Cockburn, A.; Kerr, F.; Byrne-Davis, L.; Cameron, E. Developing a Sustainable Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programme in Ghana: Replicating the Scottish Triad Model of Information, Education and Quality Improvement. Antibiotics 2020, 9, 636. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9100636

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Sneddon J, Afriyie D, Sefah I, Cockburn A, Kerr F, Byrne-Davis L, Cameron E. Developing a Sustainable Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programme in Ghana: Replicating the Scottish Triad Model of Information, Education and Quality Improvement. Antibiotics. 2020; 9(10):636. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9100636

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Sneddon, Jacqueline, Daniel Afriyie, Israel Sefah, Alison Cockburn, Frances Kerr, Lucie Byrne-Davis, and Elaine Cameron. 2020. "Developing a Sustainable Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) Programme in Ghana: Replicating the Scottish Triad Model of Information, Education and Quality Improvement" Antibiotics 9, no. 10: 636. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9100636

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