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How can behaviour and social sciences help?

In this video, we introduce how a systematic behavioural change approach can be applied to Antimicrobial Stewardship.

In this video, we introduce how a systematic behavioural change approach can be applied to antimicrobial stewardship.

Antimicrobial intake is dependent on behavioural practices. Obstacles in appropriate antimicrobial stewardship are mainly due to inaccurate prescribing, not assessing test procedures and effectiveness, incomplete intake of medication, lack of surveillance and follow-ups – ultimately, these are behaviours which must be changed.

Please find a downloadable PDF of the PowerPoint slides below.

After watching the video, please read the following questions and share your comments below:

  1. What practices in your daily life contribute to challenges in antimicrobial stewardship?

  2. What changes can you make to rectify them? What challenges will you face in doing so?

  3. Are there any frameworks or methods that can be changed by local clinical practices to implement good quality antimicrobial stewardship?

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Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare

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