Shahid Husain, MD, MS, is a Transplant Infectious Diseases Consultant and Research Director of the Ajmera Transplant Centre, UHN, a physician member of the SH-UHN ASP, and a Professor of Medicine at the 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?