Antimicrobials in clinical practice

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Resource supports practitioners who are involved in the prescribing, monitoring and administration of antibiotics in their early stages of clinical practice.

Suggested delivery arrangements

Foundation Year doctors  - initial induction session (10 minutes) and a follow up session covering sections 1-4 during their initial hospital placement (45-60 minutes), both delivered by the AMT.

Hospital pharmacists - peer review session(s) for junior pharmacists delivered by antimicrobial pharmacist or other specialist pharmacist.

Nursing and midwifery staff - learning session(s) delivered by practice development leads.

Primary care staff - session covering sections 1-3 and 5-6 delivered by prescribing advisers or primary care pharmacists during GP practice visits or at Protected Learning Time sessions.

Learning resources

 

 

A PowerPoint training presentation designed to focus on key issues in antimicrobial prescribing to be delivered as a taught session within a wider induction programme. Download the presentation.

 

 

 

A PDF of the above PowerPoint training presentation designed to focus on key issues in antimicrobial prescribing to be delivered as a taught session within a wider induction programme. Download the PDF of the presentation with trainer notes.

 

 

The record of evidence of learning should be retained by the practitioner. Download the Antimicrobials in Clinical Practice record of learning.

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Alternative formats

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