WHO/Europe launches online course for clinicians on prescribing and using antibiotics wisely

WHO/Europe is providing a course in “Antimicrobial stewardship: A competency-based approach”, which is available via the OpenWHO platform.

The course is aiming to educate about appropriate prescription and doses of antibiotics. The worldwide misuse of antibiotics contributes to the emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms.

In order to preserve the utility of these life-saving drugs and stop antimicrobial resistance, all clinicians must become stewards of antimicrobials by prescribing them appropriately and educating their patients and colleagues on the proper use of this increasingly scarce medical resource.

The lectures will take 8 hours which are spread into 14 modules on the OpenWHO platform.


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