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End of week 1 summary

Congratulations on completing week 1!

This week we have looked at what AMS means to you and who is responsible, the mechanisms of AMR (including it’s development and transmission) and how to evaluate the risks for AMR in your local context. We hope that you had the opportunity to reflect on this and that you can now go back to your own practice and use these ideas there.

We also looked at why we prescribe particular antibiotics and we took a closer look at highest priority critically important antimicrobials. At the end of the week we looked at the challenges associated with AMS across different disciplines. Hopefully, you will have thought about potential ways to address these challenges, and some of those ideas will be explored in the coming weeks.

Next week we will look at AMS in your local practice as well as prescribing antimicrobials, and monitoring and benchmarking their use. We will also look further into different species disciplines and think about solutions to the challenges posed this week.

Don’t forget to keep commenting on steps and initiating discussions with your fellow learners. Thank you very much for completing week 1, we look forward to seeing you next week!

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