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The Netcare intervention across 47 hospitals in South Africa

An analysis of the Brink intervention is carried out in this step and various factors are taken into consideration.

In this video, Professor Peter Davey introduces Behaviour Change Techniques and their use in AMS interventions. He then takes you through the Brink intervention and analyses factors such as Goal specification, Participant involvement, Feedback and Action plans for change.

The Cochrane Review of Interventions to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing to Hospital Inpatients revealed that both the content and reporting of interventions for antimicrobial stewardship fell short of scientific principles and practices. Additionally, there is a strong evidence base regarding BCTs in other contexts that should be applied to antimicrobial stewardship now.

Peter discusses a clip on the Brink Intervention by Dr Adrian Brink, which is featured in the Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance FutureLearn course, on step 6.2. The clip features a discussion on the importance of implementing AMS in daily practice using a quality improvement model and behaviour change techniques.

You will then be introduced to PDSA Cycles for testing change for improvement and theoretical frameworks made based on them.

Please find below links to the papers referenced in the video.

Please find a downloadable PDF of the PowerPoint slides below.

In the comments below, please share your thoughts on the Brink Intervention, particularly relating to the following issues:

  • Goal specification
  • Participant involvement
  • Feedback
  • Action plans for change
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Utilising Social Science and Behaviour Change in Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes: Improving Healthcare

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