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Antibiotics planning in University Hospital Kerry

In the 2017 patient experience survey, discharge was noted as an area in need of improvement nationally. This reflects the findings of patient experience surveys internationally.

University Hospital Kerry (UHK), in conjunction with the Antimicrobials Stewardship Committee, has prepared a leaflet for patients who are discharged on antibiotics. The Antibiotics Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) will now be attached to patients’ prescriptions upon discharge.

The image on the right gives guidance to staff at UHK on how to distribute the Antibiotics PIL.