Taking stewardship to the next level

Developed by: UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network
Aston University, Birmingham

The day will cover aspects of antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance and management of clinical infections.

The day will focus on issues predominant in secondary and primary care. Patients coming to hospital with infections often present with a variety of challenges, including resistant organisms, deterioration and not responding to first line treatment, or other complications. As a pharmacist you are optimally placed to intervene for the benefit of your patients and manage medication risks.

A wide range of topical areas will be covered such as paediatric stewardship, behaviour change, new diagnostics and the whole health economy approach to collaborative working. Workshops will run in the afternoon to allow discussion with panel members.

Target audience
This event has been designed for primary and secondary care pharmacists involved in the care of patients with infections and those working in the area of antimicrobial stewardship. The event is suitable for pharmacists who have recently specialised as well as those who are working at early advanced levels.

The aim of this masterclass is to provide an update on the forgotten patient groups in the antimicrobial stewardship agenda and to enhance and share knowledge in the antimicrobial stewardship networks.

Learning outcomes
At the end of this masterclass, participants should be able to:

Discuss the importance and potential of collaborative working to impact antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Describe good examples of antifungal stewardship and how to implement antifungal stewardship rounds.
Discuss the relevance of antimicrobial stewardship in paediatrics and the unique issues presented in children.
Summarise the aims and objectives of the ARK study and the potential to drive change in an organisation.
Discuss and learn how UTI can be better managed and what resources are available nationally including examples of good practice, the to dip or not to dip tools, PHE UTI diagnostic guidance and the NHSI catheter care resources to reduce Gram negative infections.
Discuss inappropriate prescribing and its impact on antimicrobial resistance.

Additional information
Peer discussion opportunities will be available at this event, which can also be used towards your CPD and portfolios. Advanced booking essential.

Attending this event will help you advance your professional practice and could be used as evidence in your RPS Faculty and GPhC revalidation portfolios. The day will cover Core Advanced and Specialist areas of knowledge.

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