This Thursday marks the initiation of the first audit registration in over a hundred nursing homes across eight European countries as part of the IMAGINE project (Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Denmark). The project focuses on enhancing the judicious use of antibiotics, primarily for urinary tract infections, and aims to prevent infections through improved hygiene practices.

The launch of the audit registration signals an important step towards achieving the project’s objectives. By systematically assessing antibiotic usage in nursing homes, IMAGINE aims to identify areas for improvement and implement targeted interventions. This comprehensive approach aligns with the project’s overarching mission to contribute to a more sustainable and effective healthcare system, emphasizing judicious antibiotic use as a pivotal component in this endeavour.

Nursing homes are environments where healthcare management is particularly complex, and the IMAGINE Project wants to optimize healthcare to the fullest in this setting through the proper use of antibiotics.