Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy


This important policy is an essential component of the new Aged Care Quality Standards from 1 July 2019 which require residential aged care facilities to demonstrate that infection related risks are minimised, including through practices to promote appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use to support optimal care and reduce the risk of increasing resistance to antibiotics.

The Meditrax Antimicrobial Stewardship Policy is based on Australian Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standards with considerations for the residential aged care setting and includes the Meditrax Antimicrobial Stewardship Tool. It provides processes to follow to meet the new Aged Care Quality Standards and importantly, help protect our antibiotics for future generations.