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Decision support app for antimicrobial prescribing

The app is accessible via all mobile devices as well as via the web and is available to download free from iTunes and Google Play. NHSScotland users select the board in which they work to access customised guidance but there is also a national template with non-customised information.

The app will give practitioners quick and easy access to clinical guidance and will support decision making on antibiotic prescribing, including:

  • Dosage calculators for gentamicin and vancomycin which are registered as medical devices with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
  • Antibiotic prescribing guidance for primary care and hospitals which can be customised by each health board (content for this feature has still to be added in most boards)
  • A decision aid to support management of urinary tract infections in older people
  • An audit tool to support Boards in gathering data for Scottish Government antimicrobial quality indicators (this feature is password controlled and administered by the Antimicrobial Management Team in each board).

The flyer can be used to promote the app locally.

Comments or feedback via the app feedback page or via email to susan.paton2@nhs.net are welcomed.