Learn now “how to use Point Prevalence Surveys (PPS)
to measure antibiotic consumption and fight antimicrobial resistance”.

This module is developed by BSAC, hosted by FutureLearn and consolidated by the University of Antwerp.

This course has been designed for healthcare professionals involved in the management of infection. It aims at educating healthcare professionals in point Prevalence Surveys. It assumes no prior knowledge of the topic.

The course will run continuously from May 1st to June 30th 2017.

Thereafter, the course will run in monthly cycles.

The duration of the training is about 2 hours per week during 2 weeks and learners will have 4 weeks in which to complete the course.

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Have an understanding of the importance of measuring antimicrobial use
  • Understand how PPS work within the context of antimicrobial stewardship programmes
  • Know what to collect and why
  • Know what training is needed to undertake a PPS
  • Identify what human resources are required
  • Have an understanding of data analysis and presentation of data
  • Understand the limitations of PPS
  • Know how to use PPS data to drive improvements.

With this eduction module, the tools developed for Global PPS, surveillance of antimicobial use and resistance becomes much easier and really accessible to all hospital sites worldwide, even without any experience.