Treatment Optimization Pillar
Development of Spectrum DVM: An iOS and Android “App” for Veterinary Stewardship
WHO Essential Antibacterials “App” Development
Development of a Tele-Stewardship Platform for Healthcare and Veterinary Prescribers
Principal Investigator: John Conly, MD
Co-Investigator(s): K Orsel, DVM, PhD; H Barkema, DVM, PhD; S Weese, DVM; H Hoang, MD; L Saxinger, MD
Project Theme: Education and Societal Impact
Why is This Important?
Appropriate use of antibiotics from a One Health perspective may diminish bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics. Use of algorithmic apps and tele-stewardship represent novel platforms.
Improve optimal selection of antibiotics for appropriate syndromes within a One Health lens.
- Can an antibacterial algorithmic “app” be developed for selected species-specific syndromes guidelines for veterinary settings?
- Can the WHO essential medicine antibacterial list deployment by syndrome content (21 syndromes in adults and children/5 specific childhood infections and 3 STIs) be facilitated by app development?
- Can we build a platform to enable capacity building by developing the Alberta Tele-stewardship Network?
Investigators in Calgary, Edmonton, and Guelph, with the aid of software consultants in BC and tele-stewardship personnel within AHS, will be working to facilitate appropriate syndromic specific prescribing using modern platforms and appropriate guidelines.
Leveraged Sources of Support
- CIHR JPIAMR Grant
Knowledge & Technology: Exchange and Exploitation
- Modelling the app after the successful Spectrum Calgary app
- Capacity building for stewardship in remote areas
Highly Qualified Personnel
- 1 PhD
- 1.5 Research Associates
- Spectrum Software Developers