Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management (FutureLearn)

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management (FutureLearn)
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Antimicrobial Stewardship in Wound Management (FutureLearn)
Gain insight into antimicrobial resistance, learn about the threats it poses to wound care, and explore preventative measures. Learn how to manage wound infection as a healthcare professional. It’s common to control wound infections with antibiotics. Understanding antimicrobial stewardship is key to preventing antimicrobial resistance and treating a range of infections caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi.

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On this course, you will explore antimicrobial resistance, learn how to treat it, and understand how this affects the safe management of patients with wounds. You will also learn how to recognise and diagnose wound infections and how to implement infection control measures in your own practice.


Syllabus


Week 1: Introduction to Wound Management and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Week 2: What is Wound infection and how to apply AMS practices

Week 3: Implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship into clinical practice


Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.


What will you achieve?

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

- Explore antimicrobial stewardship.

- Demonstrate infection prevention measures in your own clinical area.

- Identify signs of infection.

- Develop skills to manage wound infections.

- Engage others in your department to carry out antimicrobial stewardship.

- Perform antimicrobial stewardship in your own area and prioritise monitoring.


Who is the course for?

This course is for healthcare professionals involved in wound management and infection prevention.



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