Online course in Health & Psychology

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management

Gain insight into antimicrobial resistance, learn about the threats it poses to wound care, and explore preventative measures.

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
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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.

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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.

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    This course started 21 Oct 2019

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore antimicrobial stewardship.
  • Demonstrate infection prevention measures in your own clinical area.
  • Identify signs of infection.
  • Develop skills to manage wound infections.
  • Engage others in your department to carry out antimicrobial stewardship.
  • 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?

Karen Ousey

Karen Ousey

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 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.

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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