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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys

Learn how to use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to measure antibiotic consumption and fight antimicrobial resistance.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys

Use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to combat antibiotic resistance.

Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) are an important tool for healthcare professionals to use to assess and improve antibiotic prescribing locally, nationally and globally.

This online course - led by experts from the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) - looks at their use. You’ll discover the importance of measuring antibiotic consumption and how PPS can help.

You’ll look at the steps required to conduct a PPS, including what data to collect and why, how to analyse, present and learn from it. You’ll also evaluate the limitations of PPS.

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What topics will you cover?

  • The importance of measurement in antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
  • The benefits of conducting a PPS.
  • The types of data collected.
  • The importance of feedback of results to drive improvements in antibiotic prescribing.
  • Key messages from success stories across the globe.

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of measuring antimicrobial consumption.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how PPS work within the context of antimicrobial stewardship programmes.
  • Evaluate the data to collect and why.
  • Assess the training needed to undertake a PPS.
  • Identify the human resources required to undertake a PPS.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of data capture, analysis and presentation.
  • Evaluate the limitations of PPS.
  • Apply learning to drive improvements in antibiotic prescribing.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for healthcare professionals who are responsible for infection management.

What software or tools do you need?

No specific tools or software required.

Who will you learn with?

Jacqueline Sneddon

I am an antimicrobial pharmacist and work as Project Lead for the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG) which leads the national stewardship programme

William Malcolm

Educator, Pharmacist in NHS National Services Scotland with a focus on infection informatics, antibiotic use and AMR/HAI to support the national framework for antimicrobial stewardship in Scotland.

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.

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What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $74 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.

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