Antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship for reducing AMR in pneumonia

Estimated time for completion: 30 minutes

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This module covers the global perspective on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and diagnostic stewardship, including reference to European microbial consumption, Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of C-reactive protein (CRP) point-of-care testing (POCT) to guide antibiotic prescribing, and clinical guideline updates.

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals and coordinators involved in the prescription of antibiotics

Learning Goals
  • Understand the challenge and impact of AMR globally
  • Learn about the potential interventions, specifically related to CRP POCT
  • Understand the HTA endorsements relating to POCT
  • Review clinical guidance related to CRP testing in pneumonia and respiratory tract infections
  • Identify potential barriers to implementation of POCT to reduce AMR


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