Antibiotic stewardship and sepsis awareness – two competing campaigns?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and sepsis are inherently interconnected issues; growing resistance could make treatment of sepsis cases challenging or even impossible, and moreover, there is a lot of crossover in the countermeasures necessary to tackle both issues, for example, rapid molecular assays and precision susceptibility testing [1].

However, earlier this year a conversation on Twitter [2] sparked an interesting question – are campaigns for antibiotic stewardship competing against sepsis awareness campaigns with regards to their messages on antibiotic use?

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