Gain insight into antimicrobial resistance, learn about the threats it poses to wound care and explore preventative measures.
Learn how to manage wound infection as a healthcare professional
It’s common to control wound infections with antibiotics. Understanding antimicrobial stewardship is key to preventing antimicrobial resistance and treating a range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi.
On this course, you will explore antimicrobial resistance, learn how to treat it, and understand how this affects the safe management of patients with wounds. You will also learn how to recognise and diagnose wound infections and how to implement infection control measures in your own practice.
What topics will you cover?
- What is Wound Management.
- Identification and Diagnosis of Wound Infection.
- Management and Prevention of Infection.
- Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management.
- Implementation into clinical practice.
Who is this accredited by?
This course has been accredited by the RCPath for 6 CPD points.
Royal College of Pathologists: The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status, concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
- Available now
- 9 November 2020
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Explore antimicrobial stewardship.
- Identify signs of infection.
- Engage others in your department to carry out antimicrobial stewardship.
- Demonstrate infection prevention measures in your own clinical area.
- Develop skills to manage wound infections.
- Perform antimicrobial stewardship in your own area and prioritise monitoring.
Who is the course for?
This course is for healthcare professionals involved in wound management and infection prevention.
Who will you learn with?
I am Karen Ousey, Professor and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection Prevention at the University of Huddersfield - UK. I am a nurse by a clinical background.
Who developed the course?
Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.
European Wound Management Association
The European Wound Management Association promotes the advancement of education and research into native epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, prevention and management of wounds of all aetiologies.
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