The knowledge and perception of pharmacy students and recent graduates in IPSF toward antimicrobial stewardship

Authors

  • Olanrewaju Olamide Popoola International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Osun state, Nigeria
  • Dintha Yasin International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Ahmed Essam International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt
  • Bassant Elkattan International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
  • Karima Bennara International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Faculty of Medicine, University of Batna, Algeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.682687

Keywords:

Antimicrobial resistance, Antibiotic stewardship, Knowledge, Perception, Pharmacy education, Pharmacy student

Abstract

Objective: To assess the knowledge and perception of Pharmacy students and recent graduates within the International Pharmaceutical Students Federation (IPSF) on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS).   

Method: A 25-item questionnaire was used to gather demographic information, and assess respondents’ knowledge and perception of Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) and stewardship interventions.   

Result:  A total of 406 responses were received, 383 (94.3%) respondents agreed that AMS helps limit the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance, 397 (97.8%) indicated that Pharmacists are key stakeholders in AMS, 207 (51%) respondents indicated that their university’s curriculum includes a lecture or lecture series on AMS and 251 (61.8%) respondents reported to have acquired most of their knowledge on AMS via learning materials outside their university's curriculum.   

Conclusion: Pharmacy students and recent graduates in IPSF have a good knowledge of the goals of antimicrobial stewardship. However,  an improved curriculum should be put in place to adequately educate future pharmacists on antimicrobial stewardship and interventions as most students went outside their curriculum to learn about AMS.

Author Biographies

Olanrewaju Olamide Popoola, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Osun state, Nigeria

  

Dintha Yasin, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and University of Indonesia, Indonesia

  

Ahmed Essam, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt

  

Bassant Elkattan, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

  

Karima Bennara, International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) and Faculty of Medicine, University of Batna, Algeria

Department of Pharmacy

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2022-07-16

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Popoola, O. O., Yasin, D., Essam, A., Elkattan, B., & Bennara, K. (2022). The knowledge and perception of pharmacy students and recent graduates in IPSF toward antimicrobial stewardship . Pharmacy Education, 22(1), p. 682–687. https://doi.org/10.46542/pe.2022.221.682687

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