Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys

FutureLearn Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
Effort
2 hours/week
Length
2 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to combat antibiotic resistance.
Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) are an important tool for healthcare professionals to use to assess and improve antibiotic prescribing locally, nationally and globally.

This online course - led by experts from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) - looks at their use. You’ll discover the importance of measuring antibiotic consumption and how PPS can help.

You’ll look at the steps required to conduct a PPS, including what data to collect and why, how to analyse, present and learn from it. You’ll also evaluate the limitations of PPS.

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who are responsible for infection management.

No specific tools or software required.

What topics will you cover?
  • The importance of measurement in antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
  • The benefits of conducting a PPS.
  • The types of data collected.
  • The importance of feedback of results to drive improvements in antibiotic prescribing.
  • Key messages from success stories across the globe.

Taught by
Jacqueline Sneddon and William Malcolm
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FutureLearn
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