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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsSo hello again. Well done. You've reached the halfway point of this short course in point prevalence surveys. It's the end of the first week. We hope that you've enjoyed the week so far and you're looking forward to the second week. So, so far we've considered how the measurement of antibiotics is central to antibiotic stewardship programmes, and specifically how measuring the quality of antibiotic use can help fight the threat from anti-microbial resistance. So we've already considered what is a PPS and how can it be used within your own setting. We've looked at what's required to carry out a PPS, the sort of data that you might collect.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 secondsAnd we're now going to go on in the second week to look at some other aspect. So hopefully if you've not been involved in a point prevalence survey before, you've taken the opportunity to collect some data on a few patients, perhaps patients in a ward where you work. And we hope that you're now thinking about organising a point prevalence survey for your own hospital.

Skip to 1 minute and 10 secondsWe've considered-- we'll move on from the whats and the whys of PPS, and this week we'll consider the importance of analysing the results and how to use those results to identify targets for improvement, and perhaps most importantly, how to share those results with prescribers and other clinicians to bring about the improvement in antibiotic use, which is really the main reason for doing a point prevalence survey in the first place. So we hope you'll stick with the course as we move on to the second week now, and we'll look forward to sharing some more ideas with you in week two.

End of week video

In this video Mr William Malcolm and Dr Jacqueline Sneddon summarise the week and introduce the topics for Week 2.

Thank you for your participation in the first week of this course on Point Prevalence Surveys. Let us know what you thought of this week in the comments section, as well as what you are looking forward to in week 2.

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Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys


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