This course is recommended for hospital pharmacists who have a major role in AMS, medicines and therapeutics committees or local policy development. The course is also helpful for pharmacists who want to develop a hospital career in AMR and gives an overview of what is needed in developing AMS programmes.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the role that pharmacists have in the wider AMS team
- Outline the process for guideline development review and promotion
- Describe methods for antimicrobial measurement
- Apply learnings to implement methodology for audits and quality improvement
This course should take approximately 4 hours to complete.
The CPD courses in the AMS programme were developed as an outcome of the CwPAMS project, supported by Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) and Commonwealth Pharmacists Association using Official Development Assistance funding, through the Department of Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund (FF). The views expressed in this course are those of the authors and contributors and not necessarily those of the NHS, FF or THET. More information about CwPAMS is available here
AMS Programme acknowledgements
The CPD courses in the AMS programme were co-created by the Commonwealth Partnerships on Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) teams based in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom and Zambia
Authors: Kelly Alexander, Diane Ashiru-Oredope, Nikki D’Arcy, Indu Das
Reviewers: Melanie Gardner, Manjula Halai, Ifunanya Ikhile, Kirandeep Panesar-Ghatahora, Winnie Nambatya
Course Development: Page Medical Communications Ltd
Project Lead: Manjula Halai
Published: May 2021
Review date: May 2024