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Diagnostic stewardship in clinical practice

Diagnostic stewardship in clinical practice

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  • 6 hours study
  • 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.

      Diagnostic stewardship in clinical practice focuses on the essential structures and practices in both clinical and laboratory settings, and the role of administrators in enabling effective collaboration and data collection.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After completing this module, you will be able to:

      • describe the roles in a diagnostic stewardship programme
      • understand the principles of taking appropriate clinical samples
      • appreciate the range of laboratory techniques available for bacterial isolation, pathogen identification and AST
      • understand how microbiology can be appropriately reported to clinicians
      • understand factors affecting bacteriology laboratory turnaround times and reporting
      • promote good working relationships between laboratories and clinicians for effective diagnostic stewardship
      • understand diagnostic stewardship in surveillance at national and international levels
      • understand how to introduce a diagnostic stewardship programme.
    • Course dates:

      First Published 22/06/2021.

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