Antimicrobial Stewardship in Community Pharmacy

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Community pharmacists are very important in fighting AMR due to being well placed to have an impact on both the prescribing of antimicrobials and also to advise the general public. By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define the role of community pharmacy in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS)
  • Outline factors to judge the appropriateness of antimicrobial prescriptions
  • Support patients by providing public education on antimicrobial use
  • Support the implementation of an AMS programme in practice
Funding acknowledgements

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: April 2021
Review date: April 2024