AMS MicroGuide App

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The CwPAMS MicroGuide App provides easy access to information on the appropriate usage of antimicrobials and was designed to support implementation of antimicrobial stewardship. The short video guide below demonstrates how you can use the app as a clinical tool to inform decision making regarding antimicrobial use.

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: June 2021
Review date: June 2024


The app is designed to be an easy way to access Infection management information to support appropriate antimicrobial use and antimicrobial stewardship.
The app features:

  • National standard treatment guidelines;
  • WHO essential medicines lists on antimicrobials;
  • AMS training resources;
  • Infection prevention and control resources; and
  • Point Prevalence Survey (PPS) tools for antimicrobial use and stewardship surveillance.
CwPAMS MicroGuide App Video Guide

You can access the app via the links below:

Click here to access the study into the development and implementation of the CwPAMS app: Olaoye, O.; Tuck, C.; Khor, W.P.; McMenamin, R.; Hudson, L.; Northall, M.; Panford-Quainoo, E.; Asima, D.M.; Ashiru-Oredope, D. Improving Access to Antimicrobial Prescribing Guidelines in 4 African Countries: Development and Pilot Implementation of an App and Cross-Sectional Assessment of Attitudes and Behaviour Survey of Healthcare Workers and Patients. Antibiotics 20209, 555. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics9090555

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Note: This is a resource, a certificate of completion is not issued for this.