Service Enhancement for Quality Use of Antibiotics in Long Term Care (SEQUAL)

SEQUAL aims to help residential aged care facilities implement a program of antimicrobial stewardship.

Lead organisation(s):

Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS) Southern Cross Care SA&NT Incorporated (SCC) Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN)

Project type:
In progress

The project includes optimising prevention and treatment of infections to reduce antibiotic resistance and adverse outcomes. Elements used include:

  • leadership
  • accountability
  • medicines expertise
  • tracking reporting
  • education.

The project focuses on urinary tract infections and cellulitis infections in terms of:

  • preventing these infections
  • identifying symptomatic infections
  • guidelines and communication of treatment.
It has been running 2 years and will finish June 2018

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