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Antimicrobial Stewardship-Level 2

Description

This course addressing issues of antimicrobial resistance and genes through an interdisciplinary ”One Health” approach that integrates human, animal and environmental health. It explores how global use and abuse of antimicrobial has profound consequences on the health of human, animal and environment. The goal of this course is designed to provide the candidates with knowledge, skills and abilities which are critical to implement and promote Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Compare and analyze diverse viewpoints on controversial issues related to sources of ARGs/ARBs in relationship to humans, animals, and the environment (i.e. One Health)
  2. List and compare methods for prospectively measuring antimicrobial use in an organized healthcare setting
  3. Prepare and defend a proposal that cost-justifies the funding of a stewardship program
  4. Document stewardship interventions and assess their effects
  5. Provide in-service training on a stewardship program to other health care providers

Course Outline

  1. Antimicrobial Resistance in animals and agriculture
  2. Antimicrobial Stewardship: Beyond the Basics
  3. National Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan
  4. Role of the stakeholders (Food, Environment and Animal)
  5. Developing antibiotics policy and guideline
  6. Evidence-based good prescribing and good dispensing guideline development.
  7. Prevention and Infection Control (Standard Precaution)
  8. Developing AMR awareness and educational campaigns

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours

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Certificate

Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.