PHO Rounds - Preventing the Silent Pandemic: Antibiotic Stewardship and COVID-19
A second, silent pandemic is emerging while we focus our efforts on COVID-19. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens millions of lives by making infections more difficult to treat and prevent. This presentation discusses the potential impact of COVID-19 on AMR and its main driver, antibiotic use. Two rapid reviews will be presented evaluating 1) bacterial co-infections and 2) antibiotic prescribing in patients with COVID-19. Antibiotic stewardship in the context of COVID-19 will also be discussed.
Intended audience: Clinicians (Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses) in all healthcare settings, and public health professionals.