Jacqui Reilly, Val Ness, Emma MacDonald
Journal of Health Visiting, Vol. 5, Iss. 8, 16 Aug 2017, pp 386 - 390

This article discusses the importance of the role of the health
visitor in the containment of antimicrobial resistance, focusing
on three key areas of practice. Antimicrobial resistance is a
serious public health problem and all health professionals
should be engaged in preserving antibiotics for future
generations. The focus of this article is on the health visitor
role in infection prevention and control, antibiotic stewardship
and prescribing, and improving public engagement and
professional development in antibiotic stewardship and
infection control.

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