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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management

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

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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management

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. Listen to a sneak preview here.

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Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to Wound Management and Antimicrobial Stewardship

    • Welcome to week 1

      Welcome to Week 1 of Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management.

    • Introduction to Wound Management

      What is Wound Management?

    • The rationale for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management

      What is Antimicrobial Resistance and how does Stewardship play a role in preventing it?

    • End of Week 1

      Summary of learning in week 1 and introducing week 2 topics.

  • Week 2

    What is Wound infection and how to apply AMS practices

    • Welcome to week 2

      Welcome to week 2 of the course.

    • Wound Infection

      What is a wound infection? How to identify one and diagnose it.

    • Management of Wound Infection

      Prevention and Management of Wound Infection.

    • Applying Antimicrobial Stewardship to Wound Management

      What is best practise for Stewardship in Wound Management?

    • End of Week 2

      Summary of learning in week 2 and introduces topics in week 3.

  • Week 3

    Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship into clinical practice

    • Welcome to Week 3

      Welcome to week 3 of the course.

    • Wound Management & Antimicrobial Stewardship

      Implementation techniques and quality improvement programmes.

    • Applying Antimicrobial Stewardship within Wound Management

      Documentation practises and evaluating preventative strategies.

    • End of Week 3

      Summary of learning in week 3.

    • End of Course

      End of course quiz and summary of the course asking learners to reflect on what they have been taught to identify what they can bring forward into their everyday setting.

Who is this accredited by?

Royal College of Pathologists
Royal College of Pathologists:

The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status, concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology.

When would you like to start?

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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.

What do people say about this course?

I am more motivated than ever to embrace AMS in my practice.

"Thank you. Week one has opened my eyes to the scope of the problem of AMR. I am more motivated than ever to embrace AMS in my practice."

Who will you learn with?

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?

BSAC

Founded in 1971, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy exists to facilitate the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge in the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

European Wound Management Association

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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