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Quality assurance and AMR surveillance

Quality assurance and AMR surveillance

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  • Level 2: Intermediate
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    • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global concern because drug-resistant infections can kill, spread to others, and impose huge costs on individuals and society. In order to tackle this problem we first need to understand it; we can do this by collecting and sharing high-quality data that is relevant to AMR.

      Data relating to AMR means that trends in resistance and antimicrobial use can be monitored and used to make better decisions to help tackle the AMR crisis. As an AMR surveillance professional, you have a key role to play in this surveillance process, whether it is in collecting, analysing or interpreting data, or in using the data to develop new policies and practices.

      This Fleming Fund course, Tackling antimicrobial resistance, comprises a series of online modules. The aim of this course is to help you to identify, develop and apply skills and knowledge relevant to your role in order to change and improve your working practice and the practice of people that you work with.

      Quality assurance and AMR surveillance will introduce the importance of quality assurance in the context of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. It will cover the principles of quality assurance and outline the key components that are needed to ensure a laboratory is producing reliable, reproducible results. You may find it helpful to have completed the Antibiotic susceptibility testing and Isolating and identifying bacteria modules before starting this module.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After completing this module, you will be able to:

      • explain the importance of data integrity and quality in laboratory practice in the AMR surveillance context
      • outline quality assurance measures in the context of AMR surveillance
      • describe the key components of laboratory practice that underpin the quality testing and analysis of antibiotic resistance data
      • recognise that your role is an integral part of the AMR surveillance process and that you are responsible for managing quality standards in the workplace
      • reflect on the different components of a quality management system and how these are applied in your workplace, and what improvements could be made to ensure that your workplace is obtaining, recording and reporting good quality data. 
    • Course dates:

      First Published 22/02/2021.

      Updated 05/08/2021

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