The inappropriate and/or overuse of antimicrobials has contributed to the use of antibiotic resistant bacteria. This is harmful for people as it means the bacteria causing the illness can’t be treated and then the infectious process cannot be halted which leads to an increased risk of client morbidity and mortality.
In the new Aged Care Quality Standards, organisations are required to demonstrate that they have processes in place to uphold the principles of anti-microbial stewardship.
In this Altura Talks segment, Margaret Jennings who is a Microbiologist and specialises in providing training to the aged care industry, provides an overview of anti-microbial stewardship and suggestions of strategies on how you may meet the new requirements.
To provide an overview of antimicrobial stewardship, how the concept is reflected in the Aged Care Quality Standards and interventions for organisations to support compliance with the Standards.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe what the term antimicrobial stewardship means
- Describe the requirements of the Aged Care Quality Standards that are concerned with Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Identify what interventions may be implemented so that organisations are compliant with the requirements of Aged Care Quality Standards
Target Audience: RN, EN, Care Workers, Management
Course name: Antimicrobial Stewardship
Course Code: AOC17045R/HAU
Country: Australia only
Res\HC\LD: Residential and Home
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