An introductory free e-learning session, Reducing Antimicrobial Resistance supports all health and social care staff to understand the threats posed by antimicrobial resistance and the ways they can help to tackle it.
This e-learning session provides an introduction for all clinical and non-clinical staff. It will also be of benefit to board-level executives and non-executives, lay members, receptionists, administrative staff, caterers, domestics, transport, porters, community pharmacy counter staff and maintenance staff, including those non-clinical staff working for independent contractors within the NHS, as well as volunteers across health and social care settings and service provision.
It provides an overview of how to tackle antimicrobial (antibiotic) resistance, key facts about antimicrobial resistance and describes the important role everyone working in a health and social care environment has in tackling it. By the end of this session, health and social care staff will be able to:
Discuss why there is such a concern about misuse of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance
List the key risks for development of antimicrobial resistance
Identify their role in tackling antimicrobial resistance
A short informative animation which is aimed at the public is also available for all staff working in health and social care to share with patients.