Weekly study2 hours
Challenges in Antibiotic Resistance: Point Prevalence Surveys
Use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) to combat antibiotic resistance.
Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS) are an important tool to assess and improve antibiotic prescribing locally, nationally and globally.
This online course, 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, including how to conduct a PPS, what data to collect and why, how to analyse and learn from it and how to evaluate its limitations.
This course will also describe the 2017 Global PPS.
- 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.
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
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.
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