Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds No more lies! No more lies! We’re outside the Dundee Hospital where yesterday a second patient just died from a deadly, resistant infection. The World Health Organisation has warned that without urgent action, we’re heading for an era in which common infections– which have been treatable with antibiotics for decades– can kill once more. We have put enhanced infection control and other measures. Imagine that by 2050, there will be an estimated 10 million deaths from antibiotic resistant bacteria– more than all the deaths from cancer or road traffic accidents. He had a chest infection and was given lots of different antibiotics from the GP. Usually, patients start to recover well one or two days after prostate surgery. Unfortunately, Mr. Jenkins did remain unwell.
Skip to 1 minute and 11 seconds Antimicrobial stewardship is fast growing field that aims to address this issue by managing our use of antibiotics so as to slow down or reduce the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance. It’s turned out that this patient has managed to acquire a much more resistant bacterial infection than we would normally see. This free, online course will help you understand what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it to the every day setting. I just thought you’d be immune and OK by the time you got into hospital. Join with other members of your health care team and work together on this interactive, global course delivered by the University of Dundee in partnership with The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy and FutureLearn. Register now.
Skip to 2 minutes and 12 seconds Get involved, and involve your team. Welcome.