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.
The Scottish Reduction in Antimicrobial Prescribing (ScRAP) Programme
The ScRAP Programme is an educational toolkit to help prescribers in primary care reduce unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics.
Antimicrobial stewardship workbook
An interactive workbook for nurses and midwives to support learning around antimicrobial stewardship.
Antimicrobial stewardship patient safety education scenario
This scenario highlights how the antimicrobial stewardship workbook can support improvements in patient safety.
You can also find both documents at the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) website
Antimicrobials in clinical practice
This resource is 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
This is a selection of e-learning vignettes, based on a wide range of different infections, presenting in a variety of settings. Each short resource takes about 20-40 minutes to complete.
Further resources on healthcare associated infections (HAI) are available on the HAI pages of the NES website
Further resources for pharmacists are available on the NES pharmacy web pages
A free six week online course from the University of Dundee and the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. Hosted on the FutureLearn platform.