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Star: Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance
Star: Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance

1.0 h

1.0 Credits

E-Learning

MEDICAL



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Course Description

There is a growing problem with antibiotic resistance, and it’s linked to practice prescribing. It’s not just a threat to public health at some time in the future: unnecessary antibiotics puts individual patients at risk now.

STAR: Stemming the Tide of Antibiotic Resistance is a training intervention which focuses on two related topics: antibiotic resistance (and its link with practice prescribing) and secondly, practical techniques for improving consultations for common infections.  


Course Objectives

The purpose of this programme is to engage medical practitioners in the concept of antibiotic resistance by:

  • reinforcing the importance of resistance as a public health issue
  • presenting evidence of  the link between prescribing and resistance
  • considering their current practice
  • improving communication with patients about antibiotics, in order to reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics and instigate behaviour change
  • encouraging reflection about the potential of communication styles to enhance confidence to succeed.

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