Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsThanks for completing week two of the course, and we hope you've enjoyed it. We hope that the learning that you've gained from this course you'll be able to take back to your own setting. And remember that anyone can carry out a PPS in their hospital by just using a simple paper based data collection form or if you would like you can join lots of other learners from across the globe who are participating in the Global PPS. So I hope you will take your learning and put it into practice. And I'd just like to say good bye, and good luck with your own PPS. I would agree, good bye, and good luck.

Skip to 0 minutes and 46 secondsIt's all about measurement, as Kelvin said, "To measure is to know." So go and try and measure, and try and find out.

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In this video Mr William Malcolm and Dr Jacqueline Sneddon share some concluding thoughts about PPS to bring the course to a close.

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Joining the Global PPS

All course participants working in healthcare facilities are invited to sign up to the Global PPS survey which is taking place now. You can find out more about the Global PPS here and in the protocol.

You can sign up here. - please note this survey closes on 30th November 2017.

Below, we provide a summary of Global Point Prevalence Survey of Antimicrobial Consumption information.


The Global-PPS aims to expand the standardised surveillance method of data collection that can be used at a global level, in order to: (1) to determine the variation in drug, dose and indications of antimicrobial prescribing in hospitalised patients across all continents (2) to collect information on the prevalence of resistance in hospitals across all continents (3) to improve the quality of antibiotic prescribing for adults and children admitted in hospitals across the world (4) to reduce the prevalence rates of antimicrobial resistance in bacterial infections.

Data privacy

A sequence number will be assigned to each hospital after registration to the Global PPS program. Hospital names will never be revealed in any report or publication

Patients are completely anonymised in the Global PPS program. Every patient record will be given a unique, not identifiable, survey number. This number is automatically generated by the computer program based on several internal codes. This number identifies uniquely the patient in the Global PPS database.

Data collection

Data is collected by each participating hospital on paper forms. These data are entered on-line using the Global –webPPS program.

Data ownership

Each participant to the Global PPS remains the owner of his/her own data, and can only access their own data. Data are the property of their respective hospital.

Data protection

The Coordinating Center & Technical Support team at the University of Antwerp, Belgium is the guardian of the data within the database.

There is only one master copy of the Global PPS data files and the Global PPS leader acts as guardian of this which is stored on the ESAC server based at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Publication policy

The Global PPS leader is responsible for dissemination of Global results and support of opportunities for authorship.

The full Global PPS Protocol and Publication Policy are available in “Downloads” below.

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