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Transferable Resistant Bacteria

Resistant bacteria can also be transferred from person-to-person, either directly or indirectly. Many infections with multidrug resistant bacteria are preceded by colonisation with these organisms. The person-to-person spread of antibiotic …

Setting the scene: Part 2

Now watch part two of our scenario. The video runs for 10 minutes and shows the response to the outbreak by the hospital team. As you watch, consider some of …

The emergence of antibiotic resistance

So how old is resistance? In this video Dr David Jenkins explains. You can find links to the references that Dr Jenkins mentions at the bottom of this page in …

Setting the scene: part 1

For your first activity you are asked to watch this video, which runs for 8 minutes and tells the story of two patients, Bill & Fred, and how they are …

The global outlook

Take a moment to reflect and imagine what your practice would be like without antibiotics. Post your reflections in the comments and compare these with others. As additional information you …

Describing resistance

Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values describe the susceptibility of a specific bacterium to a specific antibiotic. If the concentration of antibiotic required to inhibit growth exceeds a certain level, the …

How we reached current resistance

In this video Dr Mike Cooper, consultant microbiologist and infection control doctor, explains how we have reached the current crisis of resistance.

Introduction to resistance

As we begin to explore and learn more about antimicrobial stewardship our initial focus in Week 1 is going to be on the topic of resistance. While the topic of …

Why is this global course important?

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become a global problem. Lives lost from AMR: The damaging effects of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are already manifesting themselves across the world. Antimicrobial-resistant infections currently claim …

Introduction

In this video Professor Dilip Nathwani welcomes you to the course. As a practicing infectious diseases physician, Professor Nathwani has a key interest in antimicrobial stewardship. He leads a national …

Meet the educators

Each week of the course has been developed by specialists in their field. The overall lead for the course is Professor Dilip Nathwani, OBE who is an infectious diseases physician …

A quick win strategy from South Africa

In this video Dr. Adrian Brink introduces a strategy implemented in 47 hospitals in South Africa (a resource limited setting) to improve antibiotic prescribing using the AS techniques that have …
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