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Views of Community Pharmacists on Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Jordan: A Qualitative Study

Version 1 : Received: 28 February 2021 / Approved: 2 March 2021 / Online: 2 March 2021 (16:05:40 CET)

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Saleh, D.; Abu-Farha, R.; Mukattash, T.L.; Barakat, M.; Alefishat, E. Views of Community Pharmacists on Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Jordan: A Qualitative Study. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 384. Saleh, D.; Abu-Farha, R.; Mukattash, T.L.; Barakat, M.; Alefishat, E. Views of Community Pharmacists on Antimicrobial Resistance and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Jordan: A Qualitative Study. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 384.

Journal reference: Antibiotics 2021, 10, 384
DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics10040384

Abstract

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization issued a practical approach and Global Action Plan to control the threatening emerging antibacterial resistance. One of the main basis of this plan is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASPs). This study aimed to evaluate community pharmacists’ awareness and perception towards antimicrobial resistance and ASPs in Jordan. Thus, a qualitative study was conducted through in-depth interviews with twenty community pharmacists. Convienience sampling was used in the study. Qualitative analysis of the data yielded four themes and eleven sub-themes. All the respondents showed good understanding about the causes of antimicrobial resistance. The most important causes reported by them was the non-restricted prescription of antimicrobials. Most of the pharmacists believed that they are competent to provide ASPs, however, they believed that there are several barriers against the implementation of ASPs in community pharmacies in Jordan. Barriers demonstrated by the pharmacists, including organizational obstacles, resources obstacles, and personal obstacles. As a conclusion, this study revealed several barriers against the implementation of ASPs in community pharmacies in Jordan. Incorporating ASPs in the community pharmacy settings requires proper pharmacist training, several academic disciplines team efforts, and good pharmacy practice of antimicrobial guidelines.

Keywords

Antimicrobial stewardship; Antimicrobial Resistance; Community pharmacist; Qualitative research; Jordan

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