Evaluation of the essential elements of an antimicrobial stewardship program: perspective of health care professionals in a teaching hospital





Objectives: To assess the essential elements of the antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) from the perspective of healthcare professionals in a public teaching hospital in the Southeastern Brazil. Methods: A questionnaire based on the guidelines of the Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (Anvisa) and the recommendations of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were applied in this cross-sectional study. The questionnaire was made available on the Google Forms platform and an invitation was sent to the healthcare team and the hospital board with an access link to the survey. The responses were tabulated using the Excel software version 2003 (Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, USA). Results: Thirty participants responded to the questionnaire, encompassing professionals working in the following departments: hospital pharmacy (17; 56.7%), clinical analysis laboratory (3; 10.0%) and hospital infection control service (2; 6.7%), board of directors and leaderships (2; 6.7%) and other healthcare workers (6; 20.0%). All the participants were aware of the existence of the ASP at the hospital. Conclusions: Great similarity was observed between the evaluated ASP and the Anvisa guideline. The level of ASP development in the studied hospital may contribute to increase the effectiveness and safety of treatment, to reduce microbial resistance and the morbimortality, as well as healthcare costs. Continued actions are recommended to evolve ASP strategies and monitor its results in hospital settings.


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VIANA CC, SANCHES A, LEITE EM, BERTOLLO CM, SOUSA WJ, MEDEIROS AF, MARTINS MA. Evaluation of the essential elements of an antimicrobial stewardship program: perspective of health care professionals in a teaching hospital. Rev Bras Farm Hosp Serv Saude [Internet]. 2024Jan.8 [cited 2024Feb.22];14(4):1023. Available from: https://rbfhss.org.br/sbrafh/article/view/1023