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TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care

Helping primary care professionals to target the use of antibiotics to reduce antimicrobial resistance

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TARGET Antibiotics – Prescribing in Primary Care

Discover ideas about how to optimise prescribing in Primary Care

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem and everyone can play a part in tackling this issue.

This course will look at many aspects of antibiotic prescribing in Primary Care from prescribing for urinary tract infections through to managing patient expectations.

By the end of the course you will have an understanding of how to apply practical antimicrobial stewardship strategies in your practice.

What topics will you cover?

The course covers:

  • Introduction to Antimicrobial Resistance in Primary Care
  • Prescribing in Urinary Tract Infections
  • Assessing the Need for Antibiotics
  • Managing Patient Expectations and Back up/Delayed Prescribing
  • Antibiotics for Children
  • Common Practice Approach

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...

  • Explore data sources to understand your practice antibiotic usage and tips for conducting an audit
  • Improve prescribing practice for patients with suspected Urinary Tract Infections
  • Discuss ways to manage patient expectations with regard to antibiotic prescriptions
  • Identify ways in which back up prescribing can assist your practice
  • Evaluate approaches to the prescribing of antibiotics for children
  • Demonstrate the value of a whole team approach to antimicrobial stewardship
  • Assess the importance of antimicrobial stewardship

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at primary care healthcare professionals who are involved in the treatment of common infections.

Who will you learn with?

Clinical microbiologist, Head of Public Health England Primary Care & Interventions Unit. Published an abundance of research around the areas of antimicrobial resistance and is heavily cited.

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.

TARGET

TARGET is a Public Health England initiative to support prescribers’ and patients’ responsible antibiotic use.

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