Fwd [amr-nap] New free online courses, pioneering antibiotic stewardship efforts, and news from around the world on your efforts to tackle AMR

16 November, 2018

The following message is forwarded from nap-amr forum, with thanks


Pioneering antibiotic stewardship efforts in Tanzania, India, South Africa and Colombia

This article ( https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/four-pioneering-ways-stop-superbugs ) highlights some inspiring initiatives from low-and middle-income countries to tackle antibiotic resistance where the problem is greatest, and show the importance of good ideas, collaboration, and the will to intervene and implement.

New free online courses and Nursing AMS forum

BSAC in partnership with ICAN and the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos has release a free online course on "Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa." (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/antimicrobial-stewardship-for-africa

BSAC and TARGET Antibiotics (a project of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners) also released a free online course on antibiotic prescribing in primary care (https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/target-antibiotics/1 )

BSAC has also launched an online Nursing AMS forum (http://www.nursing-ams-forum.co.uk/), a professional meeting place for all nurses involved and interested in antimicrobial stewardship.


Best wishes, Neil

Joint Coordinator HIFA Project on Information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines


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