Activity and research directory projects

The directory lists antimicrobial resistance (AMR) activities and research and displays whether they are in progress or completed. Use the filters and search to help refine your query.

12 activities or research projects found
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  • 15 April 2020
    Avian pathogenic E. coli (APEC) is a cause of poultry mortality and disease and poses a major economic threat to poultry farming. It may also pose a risk to human health and is linked with urinary tract infections and sepsis. As the first to provide whole genome sequence data on APEC in Australia, Ausgem has found that Australian APEC carry few antimicrobial resistance genes unlike APEC found overseas. This highlights the effectiveness of Australia’s strict regulation of antimicrobial use in agriculture.
    AusGEM (Partnership between University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries).
  • 15 April 2020
    Ausgem is using genomic sequencing to characterise Escherichia coli that cause urinary tract infections and sepsis in Australian hospitals. Our studies are focussing on the carriage of mobile antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes and virulence genes in these cohorts and comparing these elements with those circulating in food production systems and from environmental and wildlife sources enabling policy makers to make informed regulatory choices regarding antimicrobials and biosecurity.
    AusGEM (Partnership between University of Technology and NSW Department of Primary Industries).
  • 29 July 2019
    Expert veterinarians have published guidelines (for Australian pig veterinarians) on prescribing antimicrobials for use in pigs. The guidelines have been developed specifically for Australian conditions and reference the most contemporary knowledge available on AMR.
    Australian Veterinary Association
  • 1 September 2018
    Antimicrobial Resistance: Science, Communication and Public Engagements (AMR-scapes) is funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant (DP170100937) to research public engagements with advice regarding the rational and reduced use of antibiotics. The project is led by Mark Davis, Andrea Whittaker, Mia Lindgren (Monash University), Monika Djerf-Pierre (University of Gothenburg and Monash University), and Paul Flowers (Glasgow Caledonian University).
    Monash University
  • 5 July 2018
    WARRA, the Wollongong Antimicrobial Resistance Research Alliance, has developed a workshop series initiative with the aim of engaging pharmacists in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. The workshop series will provide a continuing professional development (CPD) accredited platform for pharmacists to engage with researchers regarding antibiotic use and antimicrobial resistance.
    University of Wollongong
  • 5 July 2018
    With regional, rural and metropolitan areas and a well-defined coastal strip with a relatively stable population base, the Illawarra Shoalhaven region provides an ideal population to position itself as the ‘Framingham’ of antimicrobial resistance. This large scale project specifically aims to build a longitudinal study across the Illawarra Shoalhaven region to determine all of the factors that are drivers of antimicrobial resistance and to provide a platform for test interventions.
    University of Wollongong, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • 5 July 2018
    WARRA was established as an initiative out of the University of Wollongong, NSW. It aims to generate evidence on antibiotic use and drivers of antimicrobial resistance, to inform future interventions targeting the Illawarra Shoalhaven region. WARRA is comprised of researchers and clinicians specialising in molecular life science, infectious diseases, psychology, nursing, pharmacy, microbiology, pathology and research/project management.
    University of Wollongong, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
  • 24 April 2018
    The National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship (NCAS) is a health services research program that aims to generate evidence on antimicrobial use and stewardship, influence national policy to promote judicious use of antimicrobials across human and animal health, and improve knowledge and build workforce capacity among all stakeholders. NCAS’ research streams include: tertiary hospitals, rural and regional hospitals, aged care homes, general practice, and veterinary and agricultural medicine.
    National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship; University of Melbourne; Royal Melbourne Hospital; Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; Monash University.
  • 24 April 2018
    The Guidance Group is an initiative of the Royal Melbourne Hospital that develops and provides clinical stewardship solutions: electronic tools that assist hospitals and other clinical facilities to improve their prescribing and undertake auditing. The Group is dedicated to improving the quality and safety of patient care, and its tools are built by clinicians for clinicians, to fit the clinical workflow in diverse healthcare settings.
    Guidance Group at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
  • 24 April 2018
    The National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS) is a standardised auditing tool that is designed to assist healthcare facilities to assess the quantity and quality of local antimicrobial prescribing. There are several modules available: the Hospital NAPS, Surgical NAPS and Quality Improvement NAPS for hospitals; and the Aged Care NAPS for residential age care homes. A General Practice NAPS and Hospital-in-the-Home NAPS have been piloted, and a Veterinary NAPS is in development.
    National Centre for Antimicrobial Stewardship; Guidance Group at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; VICNISS Coordinating Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital; Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

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