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Using Infection Control to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Find out how effective infection control in health and social care can tackle the global risk of antimicrobial resistance.

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Using Infection Control to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Get practical guidance on infection control in health and social care settings

This online course will explore the growing problem of antimicrobial-resistant infections in health and social care settings.

You’ll find out how infectious diseases are acquired and spread, and how this contributes to the global risk of antimicrobial resistance.

The course will enable you to understand why effective infection control measures will allow us to combat the growing problem of antimicrobial resistant infections. It will also offer practical guidance on how to protect patients, clients and residents from acquiring healthcare-associated infections.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The global problem of antimicrobial resistance
  • Introducing microbes
  • Infections in the workplace
  • Transmission of infection
  • Infection control
  • Preventing antimicrobial infection
  • Good hand hygiene
  • Combating antimicrobial infections
  • Using antibiotics safely to combat infection

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe the growing global problem of antimicrobial resistance and its significance in a health and social care settings
  • Discuss how infections and antimicrobial resistance can be acquired and spread in health and social care settings
  • Discuss the microbiological aspects of antimicrobial infection
  • Identify, develop and design practical steps to protect, patients, residents, clients and health/social care staff from infections

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for health and social care professionals who are involved in the day-to-day care of clients, residents and patients.

Who will you learn with?

I am a Professor of Microbiology Education and Engagement with a keen interest in the growing problem of Antimicrobial Resistance.

Who developed the course?

UEA (University of East Anglia)

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.

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