26th February 2024

To celebrate the launch of our new e-learning course, Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs using Multidisciplinary Teams, Lead Educator and Specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist at The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Sally Tipping, describes her experiences as working as part of a multidisciplinary team, and how sharing knowledge and experience can help Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) programs deliver positive patient outcomes.

I’ve always noticed an enormous energy that is generated when a team of individuals comes together to share their knowledge and experience. As a hospital healthcare professional caring for patients with infections, I’ve often witnessed the benefits of a well-functioning infection management multidisciplinary team (MDT.) Not only does effective teamwork result in better management of antimicrobials and enhanced outcomes for patients but, on a personal level, it is also hugely educational and rewarding.

BSAC’s new three-week e-learning course explores the role MDTs can play in healthcare facilities, and how you can harness their power to improve antimicrobial stewardship programs – which is vital to help us achieve the best outcomes for both our patients and, by stemming antimicrobial resistance, future generations, too.

Elements of the course describe how clinicians, microbiologists, pharmacists, data analysts, nurses and facility managers can be key members within the AMS MDT. Together with interviews from a wide range of individuals working within MDTs, coupled with a personal patient story and a virtual ward round highlighting case studies showing the benefit these MDTs can bring to patients.

I would recommend this course to anyone working within a healthcare facility from senior management through to junior healthcare professionals who are involved with or interested in developing or learning more about multidisciplinary teams and how they can support antimicrobial stewardship, helping to build a safer, healthier world for all.

See more details here:  Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs using Multidisciplinary Teams

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