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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. We also provide ongoing support for the 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 Antimicrobial Companion App

Offers quick and easy access to clinical guidance and helps support decision making on antibiotic prescribing, including:

•    Dosage calculators for key antibiotic medicines (registered as medical devices with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) as they provide a specific dose for individual patients).
•    Antibiotic prescribing guidance for primary care and hospitals which can be customised by each health board.
•    A decision aid to support management of urinary tract infections in older people.
•    An audit tool to support boards in gathering data for local and Scottish Government targets.

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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 

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship Workbook

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

Download the workbook 

 

Antimicrobial Stewardship Patient Safety Education Scenario

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

View the educational scenario  

You can also find both documents at the NES website 

 

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 

 

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

Further resources on HAI are available at the NES website HAI short courses 

Further resources for pharmacists are available on the NES Pharmacy web pages