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. You can also join the course in Spanish, Chinese, or Russian.
This book provides a perfect companion to BSAC’s FREE Massive Open Online Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship, which is available in English, Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. Visit www.futurelearn.com/courses/antimicrobial-stewardship for details.
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Spectrum is a mobile app that can be customized to deliver local antimicrobial stewardship resources in any hospital.
Spectrum delivers all of your clinical pathways directly to the point of care. Each guideline is presented in an algorithmic format for ease of use and can incorporate individualized patient factors to provide tailored recommendations
Understand antibiotic resistance and what actions are needed to address this increasingly serious global health threat
This course will equip clinicians who frequently prescribe antimicrobials with knowledge and tools to improve their use of these essential medications in daily clinical practice. Through case based examples, the course will highlight how antimicrobial stewardship principles can be applied to common clinical scenarios. We will first review foundational clinical knowledge necessary to use antimicrobials wisely. Then, we will illustrate how clinicians can incorporate this knowledge into the management of patients with common infections through adherence to the five core competencies of appropriate antimicrobial prescribing. This course will provide a framework for approaching each clinical encounter from the perspective of combating antimicrobial resistance.
Unitaid’s report describes a slate of new devices that can more efficiently identify dangerously ill children so that they can be treated immediately. These tools make it easier to recognize danger signs, and support integrated approaches to reducing childhood deaths from the three greatest childhood killers: malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.
The report also highlights tests that can determine whether or not a child has an illness that can be treated with antibiotics. Viral infections are a common cause of childhood fevers, but cannot be cured with antibiotics. Although many children seeking care at clinics have fever, three-quarters by some estimates, only a small fraction of those have an illness that can be treated with an antimalarial or antibiotic drug
First independent assessment of pharmaceutical company action on AMR.
Pharmaceutical companies have a long way to go to combat antimicrobial resistance, but a new ranking aims to hold them accountable. The Benchmark found that nine of the 19 companies reporting such efforts are running or supporting 19 AMR surveillance programmes across 147 countries.
Take Action on Antimicrobial Resistance. For students in high school.
This AMR booklet is designed to inform high school students on AMR and how they can prevent it on a personal level. It is a brief document that has the potential to capture their interest as they learn from it.