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Education

SAPG has worked with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to develop training materials on antimicrobial stewardship for both undergraduate and postgraduate professionals and provides ongoing support for delivery of education on antimicrobial stewardship across all health and care settings.

Resources are available to meet the learning needs of staff in delivering patient care and to support continuing professional development.

The following are available:

  • The Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Patient Safety Education Scenario
  • Antimicrobials in clinical practice
  • Antibiotic prescribing for today's practitioner

The Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme

The ScRAP Programme is an educational toolkit to help prescribers in primary care reduce unnecessary prescribing.of antibiotics.

View the ScRAP Programme http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-theme-initiative/healthcare-associated-infections/training-resources/scottish-reduction-in-antimicrobial-prescribing-(scrap).aspx

Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook

This is an interactive workbook for nurses and midwives to support learning around antimicrobial stewardship.

The workbook is available to download here /files/sapg/Final_Antimicrobial_Stewardship_Print_Wkb_Jan_2016.pdf

Antimicrobial Stewardship Patient Safety Education Scenario

This scenario highlights how the Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook can support improvements in patient safety.

View the educational scenario  /files/sapg/AMS_patient_safety_scenario.pdf

You can also find both documents at the NES website http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/search.aspx?q=Antimicrobial+workbook

Antimicrobials in clinical practice

This resource is designed for local trainers to support practitioners who are involved in the prescribing, monitoring and administration of antibiotics in their early stages of clinical practice. It will also be of value to those returning to practice to refresh their knowledge of contemporary approaches to antimicrobial therapy in Scotland.

View the resource http://nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-discipline/pharmacy/about-nes-pharmacy/educational-resources/resources-by-topic/infectious-diseases.aspx

Antibiotic prescribing for today's practitioner

This is a selection of e-learning vignettes, based on a wide range of different infections, presenting in a variety of settings.

Each short resource takes about 20 - 40 minutes to complete.

View the resources:

http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-theme-initiative/healthcare-associated-infections/online-short-courses/antibiotic-prescribing.aspx

Further resources on HAI are available at the NES website HAI short courses http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-theme-initiative/healthcare-associated-infections/online-short-courses.aspx

Further resources for pharmacists are available on the NES Pharmacy web pages http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-discipline/pharmacy/about-nes-pharmacy/educational-resources/resources-by-topic/infectious-diseases/infection.aspx