Resources for health and care staff

SAPG has worked with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to develop training materials on antimicrobial stewardship for both undergraduate and postgraduate professionals.

We also provide ongoing support for the delivery of education on antimicrobial stewardship across all health and care settings.

Resources are available to meet the learning needs of staff in delivering patient care and to support continuing professional development.

All antimicrobial resources are now only available via Turas Learn which staff in all boards have access to.  Antibiotic Management

The Hospital Antimicrobial Review Programme (HARP) 
Launched in 2020 is an education and quality improvement resource to help clinical teams in hospitals to optimise prescribing of antibiotics.  The resource can be found here HARP

The supporting HARP quality improvement toolkit is available on the SAPG website: HARP toolkit .

Other resources to support antimicrobial stewardship available via Turas Learn include:

Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme 
An educational toolkit to help prescribers in primary care reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics.

Antimicrobials in clinical practice
A resource designed for local trainers to support practitioners who are involved in the prescribing, monitoring and administration of antibiotics in their early stages of clinical practice. It will also be of value to those returning to practice to refresh their knowledge of contemporary approaches to antimicrobial therapy in Scotland.

Antibiotic prescribing for today's practitioner
A selection of e-learning vignettes, based on a wide range of different infections, presenting in hospital and community settings. Each short resource takes about 20-40 minutes to complete.

Raising Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship
A work-based learning resources to support nurses, midwives and social care staff in optimising the use of antibiotics across all care settings.

Gentamicin and vancomycin modules
A series of short prescribing scenarios to support safe and effective use of these antibiotics.

Antimicrobial stewardship: managing antibiotic resistance
A free six week online course from the University of Dundee and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Hosted on the FutureLearn platform: Managing antibiotic resistance​