Understand antimicrobial stewardship Antimicrobial stewardship is a fast-growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. Designed for healthcare professionals, this six-week course will inform you about - and empower you to provide - safe, high-quality antibiotic use. You’ll interact with colleagues globally, to understand what antibiotic resistance means - and why the World Economic Forum has placed it alongside terrorism and climate change on its global risk register.
What topics will you cover?
- Antibiotic Resistance and its global impact
- The relationship between antibiotic resistance and prescribing
- What antimicrobial stewardship is and how it can be implemented in a hospital setting
- Why measurement is important in stewardship: how it can improve antibiotic prescribing
- How novel diagnostics can help in clinical decision making for antibiotic prescribing
- An understanding of the value of Behaviour Change Science to improve antibiotic prescribing
- Examples of successful antibiotic stewardship from across the globe
What will you achieve?
- Understand and assess the value of Behaviour Change Science to antimicrobial stewardship implementation in the learner's own location
- Assess the threat of antibiotic resistance in the learner's location and to their practice
- Evaluate the effectiveness of using certain strategies/tools/interventions in antimicrobial stewardship to drive improvement in learner's location and practice
- Understand the value of measurement in antimicrobial stewardship: how to calculate DDDs and use Point Prevalence Surveys, have begun to determine how to use these in their location and practice to drive improvements in antibiotic prescribing
- Assess the value of novel diagnostics to clinical decision making for optimal antibiotic prescribing
- Understand the value of Behaviour Change Science to successful antimicrobial stewardship: by assessing issues around culture and context learners will explore how you can apply this evidence in their own setting
- Examples of successful antimicrobial stewardship implementation from across the globe will be provided and learners encouraged to assess the value of these for their own location and practice
Who is the course for?
This course requires an active interest and prior experience in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of infectious disease.
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Last updated January 29, 2018