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Mechanisms of resistance

Video and discussion on AMR and antiseptic resistance and surveillance.

In the video above, Professor Ousey and Professor Edwards-Jones discuss the prevalence of antiseptic resistance and the common issues faced in AMR surveillance. This step will give you insight into AMR from two leading experts in the fields of microbiology and wound management. Watch the lively debate above and then share your thoughts in the discussion below.

Effectively tackling AMR requires a varied and dynamic approach. Where antimicrobials are frequently utilised, implementing effective strategies to reduce the emergence and spread of resistance is paramount. This includes optimisation of antimicrobial use as well as monitoring the spread of resistant strains, ensuring not only the provision of quality care but also the preservation of antimicrobial effectiveness for future generations.

From what you have learnt about resistance mechanisms in the last couple of steps, and in the video above, answer the following questions:

  1. What strategies do you currently employ to minimise the unnecessary use of antimicrobials in wound care?
  2. In your healthcare clinic, how is AMR surveillance integrated into your practice?

Discuss your answers in the comments section below.

Line break In the next step, Professor Cooper will discuss the extent of the problem of AMR and how global agencies plan to tackle it. Click ‘next’ to continue.

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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management

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