Mark McIntyre, PharmD, is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Lead-Sinai Health, of the SH-UHN ASP. He is an Assistant Professor (Status-Only) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.
As antimicrobial stewardship clinicians, we implement system-level interventions and engage with prescribers to promote behaviour change in antimicrobial use. It's not too late to turn back the tide on antimicrobial resistance, but we must start now.
Antimicrobial resistance long has been described as a “slow-moving tsunami,” suggesting its only likely to occur in some far-distant future. It may seem that we do not need to take immediate action because there is still time … but is there?