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Barriers and Facilitators - part 1

In this presentation, Dr Magdalena Rzewuska introduces you to the identification of barriers & facilitators. There is also a small activity.

After you have watched this video presentation you will be able to take part in a short activity.

In this presentation, Dr Magdalena Rzewuska introduces you to the identification of barriers and facilitators to implementation of antimicrobial stewardship programmes, using a behavioural approach.

This was the focus of activities undertaken by Dr Magdalena Rzewuska and Dr Eilidh Duncan, research fellows at the Health Services Research Unit (University of Aberdeen), along with Dr Fabiana Lorencatto – a research fellow at the University College London. Together they are psychologists, with recognised special interest in investigating behavioural aspects of healthcare, with the view of re-designing health services to optimise care provision.

Please find a downloadable PDF of the PowerPoint slides below.


  1. To what extent does working as a team facilitate or hinder implementation of the Sepsis Six?
  2. Do you think that emotional states get in the way of implementation?
  3. Is remembering the steps of the Sepsis Six ever an issue?
  4. Do you have access to the necessary resources needed to implement the Sepsis Six?
  5. Are there any additional skills you and your colleagues could acquire that would make your practice more likely to go according to protocol?
  6. Do you think implementing Sepsis Six is a priority?

Match the six questions with the six COM-B sub-components:

A. Psychological Capability

B. Physical Capability

C. Reflective Motivation

D. Automatic Motivation

E. Physical Opportunity

F. Social Opportunity

Please share your answers in the comments below. The next step will provide an answer guide.

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

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