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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.

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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys

9,374 enrolled on this course

  • 2 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Accreditation available

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Intermediate level

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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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Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to Point Prevalence Surveys

    • Introduction

      This activity will introduce you to Point Prevalence Surveys and why they are important to improving antibiotic prescribing

    • Antimicrobial Stewardship and Point Prevalence Surveys

      In this activity we will explore how Point Prevalence Surveys are part of Antimicrobial Stewardship

    • What is a Point Prevalence Survey?

      We will now begin to look at what Point Prevalence Surveys are.

    • Preparing to undertake a PPS

      This activity will begin to look at how you prepare to undertake a PPS.

  • Week 2

    Sharing PPS results

    • How to analyse PPS data

      Explore how to analyse, aggregate and display PPS data, and learn about large-scale global comparisons.

    • Sharing PPS results

      Sharing

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.

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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?

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

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?

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.

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Biomérieux

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