Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health

Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health

Source: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health

INFECTIOUS DISEASES; PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT; NEWSLETTER; HEALTH PROTECTION; PUBLIC INFORMATION

Key Points  AMR is a major threat to public health  Overuse and misuse of antimicrobials is speeding up the rate at which AMR occurs  The majority of HCAI are preventable with the use of standard precautions, including hand hygiene, appropriate prescribing practices and prevention of medical device related infections.

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