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Preparing for a PPS

In this video Mr William Malcolm explains how to prepare for a PPS

So far we have considered what a PPS is and how it fits into antimicrobial stewardship programmes to drive improvement in antibiotic prescribing.

You have used a simple data collection tool described in Step 1.11 so hopefully you are now thinking positively about undertaking a survey in your ward or working with colleagues to undertake a PPS across your hospital or, considering participation in a national or international survey such as the global PPS.

Watch this video in which Mr William Malcolm outlines the factors you will need to consider when planning for a PPS for the first time.

Most of these will be relevant whether you are planning a small scale survey in a small number of wards or a hospital-wide PPS.

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