Antibiotic prescribing for today's practitioners

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This eLearning resource aims to heighten awareness of contemporary approaches to antimicrobial management and issues relating to clinical effectiveness, patient safety and the reduction of bacterial resistance.

Target audience includes all practitioners involved in the clinical management of patients with infection and in clinical decision making in relation to antibiotic prescribing specifically:

  • medical prescribers in hospital and community settings
  • non medical prescribers including nurse practitioners, specialist nurses, community pharmacists
  • clinical practitioners involved in administering and monitoring of antibiotic treatment or management of infection
  • members of Antimicrobial Management Teams (AMTs) and Infection Control practitioners

Please note you must log in to Turas to view any eLearning modules below. This account is the same as your Turas Appraisal account. If you do not have an account then please register for a free Turas account. Once logged in, select the module titles for further information. Important for NHS Board staff: Please check with your line manager where you should complete any SIPCEP eLearning.

The eLearning modules available are:

  • Antibiotic prescribing : introduction
  • Antibiotic prescribing clinical scenario 1 : presentation of a sore throat in a community setting
  • Antibiotic prescribing clinical scenario 2 : presentation of surgical site infection
  • Antibiotic prescribing clinical scenario 4 : presentation of a suspected community acquired pneumonia (CAP)
  • Antibiotic prescribing clinical scenario 5 : earache in a young child 
  • Antibiotic prescribing clinical scenario 6 : sticky eyes in a young child
eLearning modules

All learners should complete the introductory module called "Antibiotic Prescribing for Today's Practitioners" first and then select any of the clinical case based vignettes which deliver key points relating to antibiotic prescribing in acute and community settings.

There are five short clinical case based vignettes to choose from from the list below.