Antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic stewardship, and the midwife’s role

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Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest challenges to health care. With a reduced number of effective antibiotics, treatable conditions, such as ear, tooth and urine infections, may therefore become life-threatening. In order to minimise antimicrobial resistance, midwives should use clinical strategies that facilitate antibiotic stewardship, such as promoting healthy lifestyles, infection control and compliance with prescribed antibiotic treatment, and should endeavour to share knowledge and expertise with members of the wider multidisciplinary team, such as pharmacists. In addition, midwifery curricula should ensure that midwives have a knowledge of the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance and principles of antibiotic stewardship so that health professionals may share their expertise in order to combat this significant challenge, which poses the threat of a post-antibiotic era.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-698
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery.
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2017


  • antibiotic awareness
  • antibiotic guardian


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