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New AMS (antimicrobial stewardship) out of hours e-learning programme available

Rachel Gowland, 29 March 2021
Antimicrobial Stewardship out of hours

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the University of Southampton, the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol and University College London are delighted to launch a new AMS (antimicrobial stewardship) out of hours e-learning programme.

The AMS (Antimicrobial Stewardship) Out of Hours programme resulted from the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR) Out of Hours Prescribing: Enhancing Communication Project (OPEN, a study about the management of common infections out of hours, on the telephone, in primary care treatment centres and in patients’ homes.

About the e-learning

Developed with the inclusion of real consultations, the e-learning includes resources designed for, but not limited to, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and GPs, prescribing antibiotics in community settings, out of hours, during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

The e-learning sessions focus on out of hours primary care and cover the following topics:

  • session 1: managing patient expectations
  • session 2: providing self-care advice
  • session 3: delayed antibiotic prescribing
  • session 4: giving safety netting advice

The e-learning sessions take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Key learning points and self-assessments are included in each session, to help learners reflect on their knowledge and a certificate is available to download on completion of each session.

Evaluation

After completing the e-learning sessions, we would appreciate your feedback. Each session has a dedicated survey:

Accessing the e-learning

You can visit the (AMS) antimicrobial stewardship out of hours programme page to learn more about the e-learning.

The e-learning programme is also available to the NHS health and care workforce via AICC and the Electronic Staff Record (ESR).

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