Nurses' Participation in the Optimal Management of Antimicrobials

Successful efforts to curb antimicrobial resistance would benefit from including all stakeholders involved in the management of infections and use of antibiotics. As the largest workforce around the world, nurses can enhance, support and lead antimicrobial improvement interventions.

The webinar targets clinicians (e.g. doctors, pharmacists, nurses) supporting or leading antimicrobial stewardship programs, policy and decision makers considering how best implement such programs, health service researchers exploring optimal mix of staff, and anybody interested in learning from successful nursing stewardship interventions worldwide.

This webinar will explore:

• The role of nurses in infection prevention and control, as well as antimicrobial stewardship

• International case studies from India, Chile, South Africa, Rwanda, US, UK, Canada

• New, advanced, innovative roles for nurses managing complex antibiotic regimens

• Policy and practice recommendations for facilitating and increase nurses’ involvement and leadership while also encouraging their ownership and engagement.


Enrique Castro-Sánchez, PhD, MPH, BSc , RGN, DipTropNurs, PgDip, DLSHTM , Wellcome Trust ISSF Faculty Fellow, Lead Research Nurse , NIHR Health Protection Research Unit, Healthcare Associated Infection & Antimicrobial Resistance , Hammersmith Campus , Imperial College & Honorary Consultant Nurse in Communication & Patient Engagement , Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust , London, UK.

In Enrique's role, he examines social determinants of antimicrobial resistance and innovations in behavior change, technology and patient safety. Prior, he was awarded a PhD cum laude in Nursing at the University of Alicante. He also obtained a Masters in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Beyond that, he has a broad range of clinical experiences in tropical and infectious diseases, which led him to serve as a consultant for the WHO. Enrique was also elected as an Emerging Leader by the International Society for Infectious Diseases.

To contact Enrique Castro-Sanchez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/enriqueca...



Mary Helen R. Pombo, MSc, 2018 Program Lead, Leading Health Systems Network & Policy Fellow, Center for Health Policy, Institute for Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London