Antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship for reducing AMR in pneumonia

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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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  • Sun 26 Sep 2021

    Thu 30 Sep 2021

    57th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

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    The annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) is attended by upwards of 20,000 delegates, plus features more than 1,200 talks and presentations on the latest results in diabetes research by leading experts in the field.

  • Tue 21 Sep 2021

    Tue 21 Sep 2021

    A one stop shop: the impact of point-of-care lipid testing on cardiovascular disease screening and management

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    Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death globally, taking 17.9 million lives each year1. Patients at risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) may show raised blood pressure, have diabetes or have high lipid levels. The good news is, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (such as dyslipidemia, hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia) is possible with lipid panel tests to identify risk, and continued testing for monitoring.

  • Fri 03 Sep 2021

    Tue 07 Sep 2021

    European Respiratory Society (ERS) International congress 2021

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    The European Respiratory Society International congress (ERS) 2021 will feature a programme covering cover the most recent topics on research and clinical practice, from general pneumology and respiratory intensive care, through to interstitial lung diseases and clinical techniques (see full list of topics here).

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  • Thu 22 Jul 2021

    Thu 22 Jul 2021

    The importance of pediatric lipid testing in the diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia

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    The importance of pediatric lipid testing in the diagnosis and treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia

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