The table below provides selected resources on how to educate providers of antibiotics and other health care workers to change behaviors in health care, with a special focus on antibiotic resistance.
|WHO Competency Framework for Health Workers’ Education and Training on Antimicrobial Resistance||This framework from WHO outlines core and additional competencies for health workers in regards to antimicrobial resistance, and is a reference guide for academic institutions, educators, accreditation bodies, regulatory agencies and health policy- and decision-making authorities. The purpose is to guide the education and training of health workers.|
|How to educate prescribers in antimicrobial stewardship practices||A description of the needs for education. professional curriculums should include principles of microbiology, infectious diseases and clinical pharmacology, with emphasis on the principles of prudent prescribing.|
|Understanding and changing human behaviour-antibiotic mainstreaming as an approach to facilitate modification of provider and consumer behaviour||This paper addresses: 1) Situations where human behaviour is involved in relation to antibiotics, focusing on providers and consumers; 2) Theories about human behaviour and factors influencing behaviour in relation to antibiotics; 3) How behaviour in relation to antibiotics can change; and, 4) Antibiotic mainstreaming as an approach to facilitate changes in human behaviour as regards antibiotics.|
|Strengthening Pre-service Pharmacy Training on Rational Medicine Use and Antimicrobial Resistance||This technical report describes the innovative design of the Rational Medicine Use and AMR theme within the Pharmacy Practice curriculum, illustrates the more engaged teaching-learning experience and provides concrete materials developed for this purpose.|
|Behavioral Approach to Appropriate Antimicrobial Prescribing in Hospitals||Article describing an intervention on appropriate antibiotic prescribing grounded in behavioral theory. A root cause analysis of inappropriate prescribing was performed, and then prescribers were offered a free choice of how to improve their antimicrobial prescribing based on this analysis. The Root Cause Analysis Interview Topic List can be found in supplemental content.|
|Theory at a Glance: A Guide For Health Promotion Practice||This guide describes influential theories of health-related behaviours, process of shaping behaviour, and the effects of community and environmental factors on behaviour.|
|How to change practice: Understand, identify and overcome barriers to change||A guide giving practical advice on how to encourage healthcare professionals to change their practice in line with the latest guidance, provided by the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) Program.|
|National Quality Partners Playbook: Antibiotic Stewardship in Acute Care||The Playbook helps hospitals and health systems strengthen existing antibiotic stewardship initiatives or create antibiotic stewardship programs from the ground up. It is a complementary resource to CDC’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship Programs. The Playbook offers practical strategies for implementing antibiotic stewardship programs in hospitals.|
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