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Antimicrobial stewardship

If you are prescribing antimicrobial drugs you should:164
  1. consider alternative options and only prescribe antimicrobials when this is clinically appropriate
  2. be aware of local guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing
  3. not issue an immediate prescription for an antimicrobial to a patient who is likely to have a self-limiting condition
  4. only issue repeat prescriptions for antimicrobials if these are needed for a particular clinical condition or indication.