Antimicrobial resistance of bacteria is a worldwide and ever growing problem,
directly linked to the use if antimicrobial drugs. Resistant bacteria emerge
under the selective pressure of antibiotics. In hospitals, where large-scale
usage of antibiotics is common, bacteria resistant to several antibiotics
frequently occur and generate serious problems for the treatment of patients
with infections by these microorganisms.
To reduce the problem of antimicrobial resistance action should be taken
along two tracks: promotion of the prudent use of antibiotics and prevention of
the spread of resistant bacteria. With this the prevention of antimicrobial
resistance becomes the responsibility of every healthcare worker. Doctors when
it comes to rational use of antibiotics, doctors and every other healthcare
worker who has contact with patients, then it comes to carefully applying the
rules for infection control and hospital hygiene.
This document presents the validated package for self-assessment, which is
developed on the basis of the results of the AMRIN study.