Educational antimicrobial stewardship programs in medical schools: a scoping review protocol

By Bashar M. Augie, Patricia A. McInerney, Robyn L. van Zyl  Jacqui Miot  |  | 

Objective: The objective of this scoping review is to identify the available evidence on antimicrobial stewardship programs for teaching medical students about rational antimicrobial use, including the content taught and the method of instruction used.
Introduction: Antibiotics are life-saving drugs and their discovery is one of the most important advances of the 20th century. They have transformed modern medicine by playing a critical role in the management of infectious diseases. However, the rapid development of resistance of pathogens to antibiotics is gradually affecting this initial success. Antimicrobial stewardship programs have been shown to reduce the burden of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals.
Results will be presented in tabular or diagrammatic form, together with a narrative summary.

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JBI Evidence Synthesis