Point-of-care testing and antimicrobial resistance

Estimated time for completion: 30 minutes

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This module focusses on how antibiotic use leads to anti-microbial resistance (AMR), the expected future economic burden of AMR globally, and actions that can be taken to reduce and reverse AMR, specifically in relation to point-of-care testing (POCT).

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals and coordinators involved in the prescription of antibiotics

Learning Goals
  • Learn about how and why AMR occurs
  • Understand the potential impact of AMR globally
  • Explain what actions can be taken to reduce and reverse AMR, relating to POCT specifically
  • Understand how AMR relates to C-reactive protein POCT for respiratory tract infections
  • Learn about antibiotic stewardship programmes and their impact
  • Review relevant case studies and interventions


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