Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice (FutureLearn)

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice (FutureLearn)
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This course is for veterinary surgeons, nurses and pharmacists with a basic clinical knowledge of antimicrobial prescribing practice. The course has a focus on the UK context but can be applied internationally.
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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Practice (FutureLearn)
How can good antimicrobial stewardship prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in veterinary practices? Learn how to improve antimicrobial stewardship as a veterinary nurse or surgeon. Vets and human health professionals both have a responsibility to address the challenge of antimicrobial stewardship. Veterinary nurses, surgeons and pharmacists need the skills to prescribe antibiotics rationally and responsibly. On this interactive course, you’ll challenge the norms of veterinary prescribing and gain the tools needed to introduce good antimicrobial stewardship practices in your own context.

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You will explore the challenges of monitoring responsible medicine use and relevant solutions. You will gain the confidence needed to instil change in your own veterinary practice.


What topics will you cover?

- Risks for and mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

- Veterinary prescribing behaviour, antimicrobial use and AMR: external influences and internal motivations

- Species-specific challenges to good antimicrobial stewardship

- Clinical governance and monitoring antimicrobial prescribing patterns

- Evidence-based veterinary medicine and best-practice prescribing

- Antimicrobial stewardship in practice: Strategies for motivating change towards more responsible antimicrobial use


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Explain the importance of and reflect on their responsibility for antimicrobial stewardship within their local context, in relation to the big picture of One Health, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and preventative healthcare

- Evaluate the risks for AMR development and transmission globally and within their local context, and the relationship between prescribing behaviour and AMR development

- Reflect on the internal and external, systemic and human factors that influence their current prescribing practices within their local context and identify opportunities for change

- Evaluate current antimicrobial use and stewardship within the veterinary practices in which they work and engage with the challenges to responsible antimicrobial use

- Develop and lead strategies to motivate good antimicrobial stewardship practices and implement interventions to increase effective prescribing



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Course Auditing
64.00 EUR
This course is for veterinary surgeons, nurses and pharmacists with a basic clinical knowledge of antimicrobial prescribing practice. The course has a focus on the UK context but can be applied internationally.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.