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World Antibiotic Awareness Week World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The World Health Organisation has declared antibiotic resistance one of the greatest threats to worldwide health, food security and economic development.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, Dr Paul Griffin

International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance International Infection Prevention Week: Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotics are medicines used to treat severe bacterial infections. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria acquire extra genes that render antibiotic therapy ineffective. Keeping patients safe in hospital is dependent on effective antimicrobial therapy.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Tags: antibiotic resistance, antimicrobial therapy, Dr Paul Griffin, hand washing, infection prevention, safety