This workshop aims to provide training to healthcare workers on infection prevention and control (IPC) practices in relation to reducing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) transmission within the hospital environment. It is aimed at healthcare workers in low and middle income countries.
It will cover the basics of IPC and AMR, including common resistant pathogens, the practical applications within the hospital environment, waste management and disinfection, and an introduction to surveillance and stewardship.
Each of these sections will be reinforced with discussion sessions, which will include comparing IPC policies between countries, root cause analysis, the barriers to implementation evaluation and infection control case studies.
Certificates of Attendance will be available. To be eligible for one you must register in Zoom (even if you are joining from a classroom); You must attend for at least 80% of the workshop; You must complete the workshop evaluation.
Your Certificate of Attendance will be emailed to you within one month of the workshop once we have confirmed that you have met the above requirements.
Please refer to The Global Health Network's certificates policy for more information.
Useful materials related to this workshop
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Infection Control Africa Network and the University of Lagos College of Medicine have created a FutureLearn course on Antimicrobial Stewardship for Africa.
The World Health Organization has created a number of AMR fact sheets for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.
The Royal College of General Practicioners have created an antibiotics toolkit for prescribing.