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5 ways to enhance antimicrobials knowledge

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5 ways to enhance antimicrobials knowledgeEuropean Antibiotics Awareness Day is Monday, 18 November.

Indiscriminate use of antimicrobials — in particular, antibiotics — has led to the rising prevalence of resistant organisms, with the potential to jeopardise patient outcomes. To combat overuse and encourage responsible use, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control marks European Antibiotic Awareness Day annually on 18 November, with a number of initiatives taking place across Europe.

To help you mark the date, here are five of the key resources for enhancing antimicrobials knowledge.

1. The newly published third edition of Best Practice Statement: The use of topical antimicrobial agents in wound management

2. European Antibiotic Awareness Day information and toolkit

3. European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2013 UK Department of Health resources

4. UK 5 Year Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy 2013 to 2018

5. Royal College of General Practitioners TARGET antibiotics toolkit